EXCELLENCE IN THE LITERARY AND VISUAL ARTS
Elizabeth Twiddy’s first full-length collection of poems is LOVE-NOISE (Standing Stone Books, 2010), the electronic version of which won the Gold Medal in Poetry from the eLit Book Awards. She won The Joyce Carol Oates Award for Poetry from Syracuse University, and four of her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. To date, two of her poems have been featured on Garrison Keillor’s NPR program, “The Writer’s Almanac” and she is currently featured in an interview on “The Writer’s Almanac Bookshelf”. She has a chapbook, Zoo Animals in the Rain (Turtle Ink Press, 2009). Most recently, her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, POOL, The Alembic, H_NGM_N, the Australian journal Skive, and elsewhere. She is on faculty, teaching poetry workshops and literature courses at the Syracuse YMCA’s Downtown Writer’s Center and serves as an editor for the poetry journal Comstock Review. Twiddy has been commissioned by the Society for New Music to write the libretto for an opera about Matilda Joslyn Gage—a project with which she is currently engaged.