B Elizabeth Beck

Poet, Fiction Writer

Lexington, KY

Author's Bio

Elizabeth Beck is a writer, artist, and teacher who lives with her family in Lexington, Kentucky. Her debut novel, "Summer Tour" is now available. She is the author of three books of poems:  Painted Daydreams: Collection of Ekphrastic Poems (Accents Publishing 2019); Interiors (Finishing Line Press 2013) and insignificant white girl (Evening Street Press 2013). She is an award-winning English and Art History teacher. 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. She is also the founder of The Teen Howl Poetry Series and the Leestown OUTLOUD Poetry group. To contact Elizabeth: elizbeck.com

Publications & Prizes

Fiction

Anthology:
NEA Teacher Stories (Harvard University Press, 2017)
Book:
Summer Tour (createspace (self-publisher), 2020)
Journal:
PLUCK!

Poetry

Anthologies:
The Heavy Lifting (Accents Publishing, 2017)
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The Messenger is Sudden Thunder (Accents Publishing, 2016)
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Veil, Halos and Shackles (Kasva Press, 2016)
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This Wretched Vessel (Accents Publishing, 2015)
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Her Limestone Bones (Accents Publishing, 2014)
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Bigger Than They Appear (Accents Publishing, 2011)
Books:
Painted Daydreams: Collection of Ekphrastic Poems (Accents Publishing, 2019)
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insignificant white girl (Evening Street Press, 2013)
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Interiors (Finishing Line Press, 2013)
Journals: , ,
Kudzu Review
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Red River Review
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Subliminal Interiors
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The Rusty Nail
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Trivia: A Journal of Ideas
Prizes won: 

Nominated for 2013 and 2019 Pushcart Prize, Nominated for the 2013 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. Awarded 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

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
White
Prefers to work with: 
Teenagers
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Youngstown
Raised in: 
KY
Kentucky
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Last update: May 29, 2020