Elizabeth Willis

  • About

    Elizabeth Willis’s most recent book is Alive: New and Selected Poems (New York Review Books, 2015). Her other books of poetry include Address (Wesleyan University Press, 2011), recipient of the PEN New England / L. L. Winship Prize for Poetry; Meteoric Flowers (Wesleyan University Press, 2006); Turneresque (Burning Deck, 2003); The Human Abstract (Penguin, 1995); and Second Law (Avenue B, 1993). She also writes about contemporary poetry and has edited a volume of essays entitled Radical Vernacular: Lorine Niedecker and the Poetics of Place (University of Iowa Press, 2008). A recent Guggenheim fellow, she has held residencies at Brown University, the MacDowell Colony, the Ucross Foundation, and the Centre International de Poésie, Marseille, and has been a visiting poet at University of Denver, Naropa University, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. From 1998-2002 she was Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at Mills College. Since 2002 she has taught at Wesleyan University, where she is Shapiro-Silverberg Professor of Creative Writing.


    Events for May 2015

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 8 pm
    Hosted by the Poetry Project
    at St. Mark’s Church
    131 E. 10th Street
    New York, NY

    Friday, May 8, 2015 at 7 pm
    Hosted by the New Haven Review
    The Institute Library
    847 Chapel Street
    New Haven, Connecticut

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    Events for January – February 2014

    Thursday, Feburary 27, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Hirshson Ballroom
    Hobart & William Smith College
    Geneva, NY

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