Photo credit: Rick Ashley, of Elisabeth Weiss

Elisabeth Weiss Horowitz

b. 1958

Current City, State, Country

Marblehead, Massachusetts

Birth City, State, Country

United States


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.

Published Works

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

Author Site

Links to Sample Works

Video Reading

Current Title

English Professor, Salem State University


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

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