Ellen Hagan is a writer, performer, and educator. Her latest collection of poetry Hemisphere, was published by Northwestern University Press, Spring 2015. Ellen's poems and essays can be found in the pages of Creative Nonfiction, Underwired Magazine, and She Walks in Beauty (edited by Caroline Kennedy). Her first collection of poetry, Crowned, was published by Sawyer House Press in 2010. Member of the Affrilachian poets, Ellen lives in New York City with her husband and daughters.