The Elizabeth Hazen Poetry Bundle
Girls Like Us
Girls Like Us is packed with fierce, eloquent, and deeply intelligent poetry focused on female identity and the contradictory personas women are expected to embody. The women in these poems sometimes fear and sometimes knowingly provoke the male gaze. At times, they try to reconcile themselves to the violence that such attentions may bring; at others, they actively defy it. Hazen’s insights into the conflict between desire and wholeness, between self and self-destruction, are harrowing and wise. The predicaments confronted in Girls Like Us are age-old and universal—but in our current era, Hazen’s work has a particular weight, power, and value.
The poems in Elizabeth Hazen’s debut collection, Chaos Theories, spring from a unique fusion of science and art in the writer’s heart and mind. In these elegant and often elegiac poems, Hazen explores how our lives, despite our best intentions, can spiral out of control, forcing us to wrest meaning from our own mistakes.
In the world of Chaos Theories, science functions as both information and consolation, a way of untangling confusion, of seeing more clearly and cleanly. Elizabeth Hazen is a poet who understands that we are all searching in various ways to make order of our lives and loves.