Elizabeth Poliner is the author of As Close to Us as Breathing, a novel (winner of the 2017 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize in Fiction and an Amazon Best Book of 2016); Mutual Life & Casualty, a novel-in-stories; What You Know in Your Hands, a poetry collection; and Sudden Fog, a poetry chapbook. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared widely in literary journals including the Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Colorado Review. She is a recipient of seven individual artist grants from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, fiction fellowships to the Wesleyan and Sewanee writers’ conferences, and artist residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Wurlitzer Foundation, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She teaches creative writing in the MFA and undergraduate programs at Hollins University where she is an associate professor and current director of the Jackson Center for Creative Writing at Hollins.
Elizabeth Poliner’s recent works have appeared in the following web reprints and radio spots:
- “Walking at Night>”, The Sun Magazine, February 2019
- “Blue” (poem), The Writer’s Almanac, read by Garrison Keillor, January 28, 2016
- “Unfinished Symphony” (story), Weekend Reads: Story of the Week,Kenyon Review, August 2015
- “Students Painting in the Community Garden on Newark Street”, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, October 2009
- “Thinking About Six Bach Sonatas for Flute and Piano While Vacationing in Maine”, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Winter 2004
Elizabeth Poliner has also authored these recent essays: