Upcoming Readings 2016

  May 7, 2016 Waking Windows Festival, Winooski, Vermont May 20-22, New England Young Writers’ Conference, Breadloaf/Middlebury College, Ripton, Vermont September 28 Wednesday 2016, reading at University of Vermont   June 19, 2016, Big Top Gallery, Rochester, VT   July 15-28, 2016 University of Nebraska-Omaha, MFA in Writing November 3-5, 2016 at Flagler College in St. Augustine<Florida  November 16, 2016 at Florida Atlantic University Baton Raton, … Continue reading Upcoming Readings 2016

“A Good Year for Liz Powell”

As seen on Basement Medicine:   “2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Associate Professor of Writing and Literature Liz Powell. An accomplished poet, Powell has been awarded the 2015 Robert Dana-Anhinga Prize for poetry for her second book of poems, “Willy Loman’s Reckless Daughter: Living Truthfully Under Imaginary Circumstances.” In addition to having her new book published by one of the … Continue reading “A Good Year for Liz Powell”

Poem: Pledge

Pledge Republic, your cool hands On my schoolgirl shoulders. Not sure what allegiance meant Until the vows were held by heart, By memory, by rote, by benign betrothal. Republic, you were mine, I knew Because of Mother’s religious pamphlets: Lindsay for Mayor. McGovern for President. How to Register Voters. I didn’t ever want to go to school On Saturdays. The baby-sitter said If Nixon won, I’d have … Continue reading Poem: Pledge

About the Author

Elizabeth A. I. Powell is the author of “The Republic of Self” a New Issue First Book Prize winner, selected by C.K. Williams. Her second book “Willy Loman’s Reckless Daughter: Living Truthfully Under Imaginary Circumstances” won the Robert Dana Prize in poetry, chosen by Maureen Seaton, and will be published by Anhinga Press in 2016. In 2013, she won a Pushcart Prize. Powell has also … Continue reading About the Author

Republic of Self

The Republic of Self $14.00 paper | 79 Pages ISBN: 978-1-930974-03-6 Publication Date: March 2001 Buy: Amazon.com Winner of The 2000 New Issues Poetry Prize The Republic of Self is a meditation on both the public and private American self. Elizabeth Powell’s serious yet sexy and entertaining poems attempt to reconcile the divisions, diversions, and prospects of the self as we know it. Throughout her spirited investigation … Continue reading Republic of Self