Elisabeth Weiss was born in Staten Island, New York. She has a BA from Hamilton College and an MFA from The University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop. She’s worked in children’s book publishing in New York and taught poetry in preschools, prisons, and nursing homes and as well as to the intellectually disabled. She presently teaches writing and literature at Salem State University in Salem and North Shore Community College in Lynn, Massachusetts. She is a docent at the Lee Mansion in Marblehead and is a volunteer for the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. Her poems have appeared in London’s Poetry Review, Porch, Crazyhorse, Ibbetson Street Review, the Birmingham Poetry Review, the Paterson Literary Review, and Muddy River Poetry Review.
A chapbook, The Caretaker’s Lament, will be published by Finishing Line Press in August, 2015.