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Online Poetry – Sparks in the Dark with Lis Weiss

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Elisabeth Weiss teaches writing and literature at Salem State University. She’s
taught poetry in preschools, prisons, and nursing homes and as well as to the
intellectually disabled. She’s worked at Harper and Row Publishers (HarperCollins)
and has an MFA from The University of Iowa Writers Workshop. She’s published
poems in London’s Poetry Review, Porch, Crazyhorse, Lily Poetry Review and
Birmingham Poetry Review. Lis won the Talking Writing Hybrid Poetry Prize for
2016 and was a runner up in the 2013 Boston Review poetry contest and the 2023
Small Harbor Hybrid Chapbook Prize. Her chapbook, The Caretaker’s Lament, was
published by Finishing Line Press in 2016. Lis runs a refugee resettlement
organization, North Shore Friends of Refugees, and works as a docent in a house
built by a shipping merchant in 1768.