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Elizabeth Switaj
Works at College of the Marshall Islands
Attended Queen's University Belfast
Lives in Majuro
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Read my latest published work in Rivet Journal:
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Just reading my contributor's copy of Ottawa Arts Review 7.1
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This is the first canto from my long Persephone poem, The Bringers of Fruit, to be published—and yes, the code is supposed to show.
Poseidon's Canto. Elizabeth Kate Switaj. who among her uncles would not have fought our shadow -brother for her to carry her off? my chariot glints with suncapped waves his with shadows snakes of tongues roll growls and yelps in mouths of the beasts ...
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Anybody that express themselves through poetry has my vote.
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Like most digital hybrids, the Generative Literature Project resists traditional classification schema that have evolved to describe and identify the artifacts of print culture.
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Check out the new issue of Clare Literary Journal (and not just because I'm in it): 
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Early Career Academic
Employment
  • College of the Marshall Islands
    Humanities Instructor, 2013 - present
  • Poets' Quarterly
    Contributing Editor, 2012 - present
  • Irish Pages
    Assistant Managing Editor, 2010 - present
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Currently
Majuro
Previously
Seattle - Belfast - Zhengzhou - Ashikaga - Anjo - Olympia - San Francisco - New York
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poet, writer, photographer, doctoral candidate
Bragging rights
climbed Mt. Fuji by the traditional pilgrimage route, published a collection of poetry (Magdalene & the Mermaids), drank coffee at Starbucks before it was evil
Education
  • Queen's University Belfast
    PhD in English, 2009 - 2012
  • New College of California
    MFA in Poetics & Creative Writing, 2001 - 2004
  • The Evergreen State College
    BA in Interdisciplinary Studies, 1997 - 1999
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Female
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January 3
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