Author: Elizabeth Austen
We are delighted to announce the publication of poems by an important Seattle poet and community builder, Elizabeth Austen. The Girl Who Goes Alone is a very strong debut and presents poems in the voices of women in various s tates of unease, self aware and not, struggling with matters of faith, identity, love. Soul, humor, intelligence—it’s all here. Elizabeth is a longtime Pontoon contributor and we are very proud to publish this wonderful collection. Learn more about Elizabeth at her website. Be sure to listen to her poetry segments on KUOWevery week.
Elizabeth Austen spent her teens and twenties working in the theatre and writing poems. A six-month solo walkabout in the Andes region of South America led her to focus exclusively on poetry. Her poems have appeared online and in journals including Verse Daily, Willow Springs, Bellingham Review, Los Angeles Review, Seattle Review, DMQ Review, and the anthologies Poets Against the War, Weathered Pages, and In the Telling. Her second chapbook, Where Currents Meet, is part of the 2010 Toadlily Press quartet,Sightline. Elizabeth’s author interviews and commentary on Pacific Northwest poetry readings can be heard on KUOW, 94.9, public radio. She makes her living as a communications specialist at Seattle Children’s Hospital, where she also offers poetry and journaling workshops for the staff.