B Elizabeth Beck

Lexington, KY
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Author's Bio

Elizabeth Beck is a writer, artist and teacher who lives with her family on a pond in Lexington, Kentucky. Nominated for the 2013 Pushcart Prize and the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, she is the author of two books of poems: ”Interiors” and “insignificant white girl”. She was an award-winning English and Art History teacher for ten years. During her time at Withrow High School, she founded “The Tracks” Literary Magazine. She is the proud recipient of the 2012 Artist Enrichment Grant through The Kentucky Foundation for Women. November 2011, she founded The Teen Howl Poetry Series that serves the youth of Central Kentucky. To contact Elizabeth: elizbeck.com

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
insignificant white girl
(Evening Street Press, 2013)
, Interiors
(Finishing Line Press, 2013)
Anthologies: 
Bigger Than They Appear
(Accents Publishing, 2011)
, Her Limestone Bones
(Accents Publishing, 2014)
, NEA Teacher Stories
(Harvard University Press, 2017)
Journals: 
Kudzu Review, PLUCK!, Poetica Magazine, Red River Review, Subliminal Interiors, The Chaffey Review, The Evening Street Review, The Meadow, The Rusty Nail, Trivia: A Journal of Ideas
Prizes Won: 
Nominated for 2013 Pushcart Prize, Nominated for the 2013 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize Kentucky Foundation for Women Artist Enrichment Grant 2012, Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction Award 2006, Teacher of the Year FCPS 2005 and 2006, FAME Recipient FCPS 2006 and 2009

More Information

Listed as: 
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Caucasian
Prefers to work with: 
Teenagers
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Youngstown
Raised in: 
KY
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Last updated: Mar 17, 2015