Elizabeth Hazen's Picks for National Poetry Month (Week 2)
We asked poet, Elizabeth Hazen, for three poems she'd like to seen celebrated this National Poetry Month. And she chose three of equal merit in three very different styles. As featured above she chose the current United States Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith's stellar poem "My God, it's full of Stars"; James Wright's "A Blessing"; and Naomi Shihab Nye's "The Yellow Glove".
Elizabeth Hazen is a poet and essayist whose work has appeared in Best American Poetry 2013, Southwest Review, The Threepenny Review, The Normal School, and other journals. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Yale and her master’s from The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins. She teaches English at Calvert School in Baltimore, Maryland. Chaos Theories is her first book. She was recently named as a finalist for the 2019 Baker Artist Award.
More from Elizabeth Hazen
This is no modern tradition, says Elizabeth Hazen. It is not only now that humans ornament their dead with flowers. “See,” she says in her rumination on tradition and humanity, Burial at Shanidar, “Even from a distance we dream of gardens where there should be stone.” And on Christmas especially, it is so wonderful to curl up with a book of poetry, even to read out-loud to one’s family, and bask in the ways we make words, just like the long winter days of dark, meaningful with light and tradition.
Elizabeth Hazen sits down with Elizabeth Spires to discuss her new Poetry Collection, “A Memory of the Future”
Elizabeth Hazen sits down with Elizabeth Spires to discuss her new Poetry Collection, “A Memory of the Future” Two well-educated poets, clear admirers of one another’s work, and denizens of Baltimore sit for what must have been a rigorous yet pacific cup of tea. Hazen, author of Chaos Theories, gives a short review of […]
[Elizabeth Hazen] “Thanatosis” selected for Best American Poetry 2013, an interview and debrief (Fishbowl)
Elizabeth Hazen’s “Thanatosis” selected for Best American Poetry 2013, an interview and debrief In 2013 “Thanatosis”, a poem from Elizabeth Hazen’s debut collection Chaos Theories, was selected for publication in Best American Poetry. B. Boyd of The Baltimore Fishbowl sat down with Elizabeth to discuss the honor and to chronicle her evolving relationship with science, poetry, […]