Elizabeth Jacobson

Elizabeth Jacobson received an MFA from Columbia University in creative writing and a BA from Rollins College. She is the author of Not into the Blossoms and Not into the Air (Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press, 2019) which won the New Measure Poetry Prize selected by Marianne Boruch, and the 2019 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for both New Mexico Poetry and Best New Mexico Book. Jacobson is the founding director of the WingSpan Poetry Project, a not-for-profit which since 2013 has conducted weekly poetry classes in battered family and homeless shelters in Santa Fe, New Mexico. WingSpan has received four grants from the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry and a Community Partners Award from the Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families. She is the Reviews Editor for Terrain.org and poet laureate of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Read about Elizabeth Jacobson’s 2020 Poets Laureate Fellowship project.