Ellen Kort served as Wisconsin’s first Poet Laureate from 2000-2004. She has traveled widely and for decades has been committed to poetry, teaching, giving public readings, and facilitating workshops and retreats. She offers poetry workshops at medical conventions for physicians and psychologist’s. She has a passion for the natural process of writing and how it weaves the voice, heart, body, and mind, and helps us grow toward wholeness, empowerment and healing. She carries a bucket of glow-in-the-dark chalk in her car so she can write poems on city sidewalks.