Elizabeth Jacobson

Santa Fe, NM; Miami Beach, FL

Publications and Prizes

A Brown Stone
(Dancing Girl Press, 2015)
, Are the Children Make Believe?
(Dancing Girl Press, 2018)
, Her Knees Pulled In
(Tres Chicas Books, 2012)
Prizes Won: 
Elizabeth Jacobson's second book NOT INTO THE BLOSSOMS AND NOT INTO THE AIR is the winner of the 2017 New Measure Poetry Prize, selected by Marianne Boruch, and will be published in 2018 by Parlor Press/Free Verse Editions.   “Elizabeth Jacobson’s Not into the Blossoms and Not into the Air  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. In a manner that is wonderfully relaxed and conversational, Jacobson's poems enter into the most venerable and perennial of our human questions, like, ‘Why is human consciousness confused and forgetful?’  ‘What is the distance between nature and ourselves?’ ‘Why is solitary consciousness so rich?’ and ‘Why is transience so immeasurable?’ Jacobson's subject matter, ingenuity, and style invite comparison to the work of some of our most luminous poetic contemporaries, like Linda Gregg and Jane Hirschfield. Passionate, lucid and meticulous, this collection of poems represents the emergence of a remarkable poet.” 

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South Orange
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New York, NY
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Last updated: Mar 10, 2018