Mary Ellen Lough
Mary Ellen Lough is a poet, teacher, community organizer, and single mother living in an old farmhouse with her five children nestled into a valley in Southern Appalachia. She hosts the Farmhouse Poetry series there, offering eclectic classes on poetry, creative writing, depth psychology, and dreamwork. She works for the Asheville Area Arts Council to teach poetry to veterans with trauma, and she travels around the country teaching poetry as a path of soul recovery and wholeness, as a form of community and lifting up marginalized voices. She trained with The Institute for Poetic Medicine and has two books forthcoming in 2020.