Elisa Karbin is a poet, editor, educator, and author of the poetry chapbook Snare, living in Eau Claire, Wisconsin where she is the Visiting Assistant Professor of English at The University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire. She is currently finishing her dissertation as a Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, where she is a proud Tinsley Helton Dissertation Fellow, recipient of a James A. Sappenfield fellowship, two-time UWM poetry manuscript award recipient, and a winner of a 2016 student-nominated Student Success Teaching Excellence award.
Karbin received her MA in Poetry from the Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2013 and is the grateful recipient of a residency scholarship from the Vermont Studio Center and Pushcart
Award nominations from West Branch and Quarterly West. She has previously served in an array of editorial positions, including web editor and fiction editor at cream city review from 2011 to 2016 and is currently a contributing poetry editor and contest reader for Great Lakes Review and the "New American Poetry Prize."
Her poems have appeared in Blackbird, Notre Dame Review, The Journal, Indiana Review, The Collagist, BOXCAR, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and other venues.