Elizabeth Powell was born in New York City and received a BA from the University of Wisconsin, and an MFA in Fiction Writing from Vermont College. She has taught at Goddard College and at the University of Vermont and has also worked as a journalist and congressional aide. She has received grants from the Vermont Council on the Arts, as well as a residency from Yaddo. Her poems have appeared in The Atlanta Review, Harvard Review, Sonora Review, Poet Lore, and elsewhere. Her short fiction has appeared in The Black Warrior Review. Elizabeth teaches at the University of Vermont, is poetry editor of Green Mountains Review, and lives with her family in Burlington, Vermont.