Elisabeth Weiss teaches writing at Salem State University and has taught poetry writing in preschools, prisons, and nursing homes, as well as to the intellectually disabled. She's a graduate of Kirkland and Hamilton Colleges, worked in publishing and has an MFA from The University of Iowa Writers Workshop. She’s published poems in London’s Poetry Review, Porch, Crazyhorse, the Birmingham Poetry Review, the Paterson Literary Review and many other journals. Lis won the Talking Writing Hybrid Poetry Prize for 2016 and was a runner up in the 2013 Boston Review poetry contest. Her chapbook, The Caretaker’s Lament, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2016.