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 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 has previously held the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and is currently working on entering her dissertation manuscript for publication. 


Called The Auspices, Karbin's dissertation manuscript has already been a finalist for several nationwide contests, including Milkweed Edition's 2019 Ballard Spahr Prize, the 2019 BOAAT Book Prize, and Autumn House Press' Rising Writers Contest in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

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.


Her poems have appeared in BlackbirdNotre Dame Review, The JournalIndiana ReviewThe Collagist, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and other venues. 



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