Elisabeth Frost

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Co-Director, Poets Out Loud
Editor, POL Prizes Book Series

B.A., Harvard/Radcliffe; M.A., Stanford; Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles

Research and Teaching Interests: 20th century American, literary and cultural theory; contemporary; creative writing

  • A poet and scholar, Elisabeth Frost is the author of a collection of poetry, All of Us (White Pine Press, 2011); two chapbooks, Rumor (Mermaid Tenement Press, 2009) and A Theory of the Vowel (Red Glass Books, 2013); and a critical study, The Feminist Avant-Garde in American Poetry (University of Iowa Press, 2003). She is also co-editor of Innovative Women Poets: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry and Interviews (University of Iowa Press, 2006). Her text-image collaborations with the visual artist Dianne Kornberg have been shown at the Chicago Cultural Center, the Art Gym (Portland, OR), and other venues across the country. In 2009-2010, she held a Fulbright Fellowship as a visiting professor at the University of Wroclaw, Poland, where she taught courses in U.S. poetry and feminist studies. Frost has received grants and residencies for her creative and scholarly work from the Rockefeller Foundation-Bellagio Center, the MacDowell Colony, the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute, the Ledig-Rowohlt Foundation, Hedgebrook, and Ucross, among others. Frost’s poetry has appeared widely in such journals as Barrow Street, Columbia, The Denver Quarterly, The Journal, The New England Review, Poetry, and The Yale Review. Her essays, reviews, and interviews have appeared in Contemporary Literature, Genders, How2, Postmodern Culture, and The Women’s Review of Books. Frost directed the Poets Out Loud reading series for a decade, and she founded and continues to edit the Poets Out Loud book series from Fordham University Press. She teaches contemporary poetry, creative writing, and women's studies at the Lincoln Center campus, as well as in the graduate program at Rose Hill. Her website is elisabethfrost.net.