Elizabeth Austen

Monday, 27 November 2017

Show starts at 8:00 (with sign-up prior to that). Elizabeth will come on between 8:40 and 8:50 and give us 20 minutes or so of work.

ELIZABETH AUSTEN served the state of Washington first as the 2007 Roadshow Poet and then as Poet Laureate for 2014 to 2016. She’s taught workshops in each of Washington’s 39 counties, in diverse venues including correctional facilities, state parks, universities and rural libraries. Her poems have been published nationally in journals and anthologies, and heard on Garrison Keillor’s Writers Almanac. She’s the author of two chapbooks and a full-length collection of poems, Every Dress a Decision (Blue Begonia Press, 2011) which was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award and is now in its fourth printing. She’s been the on-air poetry correspondent for NPR-affiliate KUOW since 2000. 


Austen’s website: https://elizabethausten.wordpress.com/

Here is a wonderful video of Austen at Town Hall Seattle, performing her poem The Girl Who Goes Alone.