Elizabeth Jacobson

Cindy Seip

Elizabeth Jacobson, Poet Laureate of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is the author of a new full-length poetry collection, Not into the Blossoms and Not into the Air, which won the New Measure Poetry Prize selected by Marianne Boruch.  About this book, Tony Hoagland wrote, “This is a collection of poems wealthy with the speaker’s intimacy with nature, and with the philosophical and spiritual insights that emerge from a deep practice of close observation. These poems carry heavy water, fetched from deep nature, in human hands.”  Elizabeth is the founding director of the WingSpan Poetry Project, a not-for-profit which conducts weekly poetry classes in battered family and homeless shelters in New Mexico. WingSpan has received four grants from the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry. Her work has appeared widely in such publications as the American Poetry Review, Orion Magazine, Ploughshares, Plume, and elsewhere. She has received residencies from Atlantic Center for the Arts, Key West Literary Seminar, Herekeke Arts Center, and the Mable Dodge Luhan House where she was the 2018 writer-in-residence. Elizabeth is the Reviews Editor for the online Eco-journal, Terrain.org.