We are pleased to host poet Elizabeth Marino as she reads from various collections of her work.
Elizabeth Marino is a poet and educator, based in Chicago. Her chapbook, Debris: Poems and Memoir, went into a second printing in 2011 (Puddin'head Press). It won rave reviews in London ("Femficatio"), Seattle ("Voices in Wartime"), ChicagoPoetry.com, and "The Willow Review." She was awarded 2011 Hispanic Serving Institution funding from NEIU for her Latina/o Community Creative Non-Fiction Workshop and received a 2012 CAAP grant and conference scholarship to attend the initial Las Dos Brujas Writers' Workshops, where she studied with Juan Philipe Herrera, poet laureate of California. She was a Ragdale resident and holds an MA from UIC's Writers' Program in addition to having studied literature at Oxford University on public scholarship. Elizabeth's poetry has appeared in print journals, anthologies and live performance. Current and forthcoming work includes a chapbook from dancing girl press ("Ceremonies") an two international print anthologies originating from India, due in 2015 ("Muse of Peace" and "The Rejected Anthology"). Currently, she has conducted a creative writing workshop for GLBTT seniors at the Center on Halsted. She was proud to see "Asylem" re-appear in the national Latino blog of culture and literature "La Bloga" in its "Best of 2014" edition,, along with the FB page "Poets Responding to SB 1070." The Muse of Peace (India) will reprint "Asylem."