Elizabeth Boquet



Author's Bio

Elizabeth Boquet was born in New Hampshire and currently lives in Lausanne, Switzerland, with her husband, a watchmaker, near their two grown children. Some people play video games, or the cello; she plays poetry. When she’s not writing, she teaches English as a Second Language, translates FR-EN, and holds poetry workshops.

Her prose and over thirty of her poems have appeared in various literary journals and magazines. Her first poetry collection, GALOSHES, was published in October 2020. Naomi Shihab Nye awarded her a Geneva Writers’ Literary Prize (2nd place) in 2017, and she was shortlisted by Billy Collins for the Fish Poetry Prize in 2021 and long-listed in 2023. Her current manuscript was a finalist for the Pitt Poetry Series 2022, University of Pittsburgh Press, and is looking for a home.


Publications & Prizes

25th Anniversary: 2021 Poetry Ink Anthology (Moonstone Press, 2021)
Haiku 2021 (Moonstone Press, 2021)
Havik: The Las Positas College Journal of Arts and Literature 2019—Magic Tricks (Las Positas College Anthology, 2019)
Crab Orchard Review
Detour Ahead
Eclectica Magazine
Necessary Fiction
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Society of Classical Poets
Prizes won: 

Said Unsaid was chosen by Naomi Shihab Nye for the Geneva Writers’ Literary Prize, 2nd place, (2017) / 

When to Flip the Pancakes, shortlisted by Billy Collins for the Fish Publishing Prize (2021) / 

My Math, finalist for Voice of Peace: International Poetry and Short Story Anthology Competition (2021)

When the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon, long-listed for the 2022 Fish Poetry Prize 

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
(in alphabetical order) Booth, Philip * Browning, Sarah * Cassatt, Eve Hamblett * Collins, Billy * Dickinson, Emily * Duffy, Carol Ann * Francis, Vievee * Frost, Robert * Girmay, Aracelis * Hall, Donald * Hoagland, Tony * Howe, Marie * Hylen, Susan * Merwin, W.S. * Olds, Sharon * Oliver, Mary * Olzmann, Matthew * Padgett, Ron * Ruefle, Mary * Ryan, Kay * Shihab Nye, Naomi * Silverstein, Shel * Simic, Charles * St. Vincent Millay, Edna * Szymborska, Wislawa *

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
American, Belgian, Swiss
Fluent in: 
English, French
Born in: 
New Hampshire
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Last update: Sep 27, 2023