Elizabeth Jacobson

Elizabeth Jacobson was the fifth Poet Laureate of Santa Fe, New Mexico and anAcademy of American Poets 2020 Laureate Fellow.  Her most recent book,Not into the Blossoms and Not into the Air, won the New Measure Poetry Prize, selected by Marianne Boruch (Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press, 2019), and the 2019 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for both New Mexico Poetry and Best New Mexico Book. Her other books includeHer Knees Pulled In(Tres Chicas Books, 2012), two chapbooks from Dancing Girl Press,Are the Children Make Believe?(2017) andA Brown Stone(2015), andEverything Feels Recent When You’re Far Away,Poetry and Art from Santa Fe Youth During the Pandemic(2021), which she co-edited. Her work has been supported by grants from the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry, New Mexico Arts, and the Academy of American Poets. Elizabeth is the Reviews Editor for the on-line literary journal Terrain.org, and she is co-founding director of Poetry Pollinators, an eco-poetry public art initiative supporting native solitary bees. She curates a community reading series for Santa Fe’s Center for Contemporary Arts and teaches poetry workshops regularly in the community.

  • Three Stages of Friendship and Grief

    I was wondering if your eyelashes had fallen out
  • Notes on Desire

    Archytas of Tarentum said the most fatal curse
  • All the time I pray to Buddha…

    Issa, I killed 8 gophers this fall, held