Elisa Karbin is a poet, editor, educator, and author of the poetry chapbook Snare. She holds a Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she was both a James A. Sappenfield and Tinsley Helton Dissertation fellow. Currently, she serves as Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Marquette University.

Her poems have appeared in BlackbirdNotre Dame Review, The JournalIndiana ReviewThe Collagist, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and other venues while her dissertation manuscript, The Auspices, has been a finalist for several nationwide contests, including Autumn House Press' Rising Writers Contest in 2017, 2018, and 2019, the 2019 BOAAT Book Prize, and Milkweed Edition's 2019 Ballard Spahr Prize.​

She has previously served in several 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.

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