Elizabeth Paxson is a writer and graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy and Minneapolis College of Art. She lives in northern Michigan among mutable waters, and finds solace in the quiet woods. She adores rocks, trees, bees, dogs, birds, all creatures great and small, earl gray tea, and kindness.
Most recently, on the writing front, her short story, "Crow Baby" was published in June, and "They Lived in Trees" in August 2019 with Night Picnic Press, a bilingual journal in English and Russian, and another story is pending. Her first chapbook, “Always Birds,” is published with Redbird Chapbooks, June, 2019. Her poems have appeared in collections such as “Peaceable Kingdom,” “Poet’s Night Out,” 2016-18, Pangolin Press, Squirrel Cane Press, and Tiny Seed Journal, among others.
I have always written, dividing my time between visual art and writing. In the process of writing a first novel, I found that what emerged was a desire to write poetry. The novel got shelved, but I set out to write a poem a day for a year. At the end of the year, (2018) it went on, although not daily, and I now have 650 poems and counting. Naturally, some of them are not worthy of seeing the light of day, but some are being published; a chapbook of poems, short stories and other poems. I am working on a new novel. Please go to the Gallery for more poems and information on my work.
Nature, always. The foibles of humans. The sound of rain. The way water changes in the light, and moves like a lover. Dogs.