ONLINE | Craft Happy Hour with poet Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers

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Pop open your favorite craft beer and join us for a FREE VIDEO CHAT about the craft of poetry!

We’re joined by poet Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers (THE TILT TORN AWAY FROM THE SEASONS and CHORD BOX) to talk about reinventing form, music in poetry, and whatever else comes along in our discussion. Elizabeth will be in conversation with Emily Holland, Managing Editor of Poet Lore.

FREE and open to the public, all times Eastern. Limited space.

RSVP below, and you’ll receive an email on or before April 29 with instructions for joining the chat via our video conferencing platform, Zoom.

This event is presented in partnership with Old Town Books. We encourage you to order Elizabeth’s books, or whatever your next read might be, from Old Town to support local booksellers during the COVID-19 lockdown. Shipping available! Order now »

Elizabeth Lindsey RogersElizabeth Lindsey Rogers (she/her/hers) is the author of Chord Box (University of Arkansas Press, 2013), finalist for both the Miller Williams Prize and the Lambda Literary Award; and The Tilt Torn Away From the Seasons (Acre Books, 2020). Her poems appear in The Missouri Review, Boston Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Bennington Review, FIELD, Guernica, Washington Square Review, Blackbird, The Journal, Crazyhorse, Hayden’s Ferry Review, AGNI OnlineCrab Orchard ReviewStorySouth, on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily, and many others. Her creative nonfiction appears in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017, Best American Travel Writing 2017, The Missouri Review, The Journal, The Rumpus, LitHub, Prairie Schooner, and The Hong Kong Review.

Born and raised in North Carolina, Rogers was educated in the public schools and trained as both a dancer and musician. She received her B.A. from Oberlin College in Creative Writing and Dance in and an M.F.A. in Poetry from Cornell University. She was an Oberlin Shansi Fellow from 2007-2009 at Shanxi Agricutural University (山西农业大学) in Taigu, China, where she taught English and dance.

Rogers received the two-year fellowship at The Kenyon Review; she taught at Kenyon College from 2012-2014. Additionally, she has held teaching positions at Cornell University, Tulane University, the Bard Early College New Orleans, and George Mason University, as well as in community settings. Most recently, Rogers was the Murphy Visiting Fellow in English-Creative Writing at Hendrix College from 2016-2019, where she taught creative writing and mentored students in the Murphy Scholars Program. She is a Contributing Editor at The Kenyon Review and a volunteer for the Veterans’ Writing Project. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her wife and baby.


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