Ellery Akers is the author of two award-winning poetry collections, Practicing the Truth and Knocking on the Earth. She has won thirteen awards, including the Poetry International Prize. Her poetry has been featured on National Public Radio and on American Life in Poetry, and has appeared in such journals as The Sun, Poetry, and the New York Times Magazine. She is also the author of a children’s novel, Sarah’s Waterfall. www.elleryakers.com
Ellery’s poem, Living in the Country During the War is in An Outbreak of Peace.