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Elisabeth Weiss Horowitz

b. 1958

Biography

Elisabeth Weiss teaches writing at Salem State University in Salem, MA.  She’s taught poetry in preschools, prisons, and nursing homes, as well as to the intellectually disabled. She’s worked in the editorial department at Harper & Row in New York and has an MFA from The University of Iowa Writers Workshop. She’s published poems in London’s Poetry Review, PorchCrazyhorse, the Birmingham Poetry Review, the Paterson Literary Review and many other journals. Lis won the Talking Writing Hybrid Poetry Prize for 2016 and was a runner up in the 2013 Boston Review poetry contest. Her chapbook, The Caretaker’s Lament, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2016.

Current City, State, Country

Marblehead, Massachusetts

Birth City, State, Country

United States

Published Works

The Caretaker’s Lament (chapbook; Finishing Line Press, 2015)

Current Title

English Professor, Salem State University

Author Site

Education

Kirkland College, 1976-1978
Hamilton College, 1978-1980 BA
University of Iowa, Writers Workshop, 1981-1983, MFA

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