Works & CV
Poems and essays by Elizabeth appear in literary journals and magazines including Reflections, West Marin Review, Silk Road, Orion, Parabola, Ions, Free State Review, Comstock Review, Eco-Citizen and Jung Journal. Her work is also published in On the Commons and Center for Humans and Nature. Her poems are anthologized in Know Me Here and Fire and Rain: Eco-Poetry of California, Face to Face: Women Writers on Faith, Mysticism and Awakening, and is included in the Save the Redwoods centennial, The Once and Future Forest (Heyday Books, 2019).
BOOKS & CHAPBOOKS
These books may be ordered from Elizabeth through the Contact link.
DESIRE BEING FULL OF DISTANCES - poetry, Calliopea Press
WHILE THE DISTANCE WIDENS - short fiction, Floating Island Press
THE STONES THE DARK EARTH - poetry, Harlequin Ink
REPORT - poetry, dPress
LANGUAGE FOR THE WILD - poetry, Quicksilver Mine Co. Gallery
GRANTS & AWARDS
Four-times Pushcart Prize in Poetry nominee
Shortlisted for both the Comstock Annual Poetry Award & Frontier Industry Prize in Poetry (2018)
Dana Prize in Poetry Finalist
James Hearst Poetry Prize Finalist
NEA /Community Foundation Grants to Individual Artists
The Foundation for Deep Ecology
PEN Radio Fiction Project
San Francisco Small Press Traffic Award for Poetry
The Mesa Refuge for Writers, Point Reyes, California
The Damian Foundation
Sonoma County Arts Award for Poetry
Negative Capability Fiction Award
Poets & Writers Readings & Workshops
Elizabeth has taught writing courses ranging from poetry to essay and fiction writing at Sonoma State University, where she also taught Contemplative Practices & Creative Process, Dreams & Creative Process. She developed the University's first general education inter-disciplinary ecology course and taught for ten years in the School of Expressive Arts, where she represented the dual disciplines of dance and creative writing. She is currently Faculty Emeritus.
She is also known for her collaborative work, including sculptor Bruce Johnson's Poetry House and his Doyle Library oak sculptures (accompanied by her haiku text). She has written text for both dance and vocal performances, and her Salmon Chant has been performed with dance and musical accompaniment. In 2001 both the Salmon Chant and her text for the dance, Water, were performed at the International Society for Ecological Restoration annual meeting.
Poets Editors & Novelists (PEN)
International League of Conservation Writers, Fellow
Academy of American Poets
Association for Psychological Science
Poets & Writers
International Association for the Study of Dreams
A founding board member of the Climate Protection Campaign (now Center for Climate Protection, Elizabeth received her doctorate in Biopoetics, studying the origin of aesthetic behavior at the never-accredited University for Integrative Studies, a brief distance-learning off-shoot of the Harvard School of Education.
Psychological Perspectives (Featured Poet 2015)
Free State Review
Chagrin River Review
North American Review (James Hearst Poetry Prize Finalist)
Recent Publications - 2013-2015
focused on the confusion and suffering of war.