Hello. I'm Elisa Karbin -- poet, editor, educator, and author of the poetry chapbook Snare. I have a Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where I was a James A. Sappenfield fellow and a Tinsley Helton Dissertation fellow. I'm currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Marquette University, where I teach creative writing
My poems have appeared in Blackbird, Crazyhorse, Notre Dame Review, Indiana Review, West Branch, and other venues, while my 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.
I have three sisters, two cats, and one website-- this one. Welcome.