Click here to read this week’s poem: “Talisman” by Ellen Estilai.

Ellen Estilai received an MA in English language and literature from the University of Tehran. Her work has appeared in Alimentum, Phantom Seed, Writing from Inlandia, Broad!, and Snapdragon. She is a founding member and advisory council member of Inlandia Institute, a literary center and publishing house in southern California. A retired arts administrator, she lives in Riverside, California.