After an itinerant Navy brat childhood, moving every two or three years, and a whole bunch of youngish adulthood in graduate school (in Pittsburgh and Nebraska), Liz finds herself apparently settled in New Hampshire, where she has lived for twenty years. A lot of her poetry (and indeed, her disposition, her way of being in the world) has been explicitly born from the contexts of either that “moving around” or that “staying put,” or the sometimes fraught dynamic between those two urges in her. Liz’s poetry collections include Beating the Bounds (Hobblebush Books, 2017), and several chapbooks, including A Thirst That’s Partly Mine, which won the 2008 Slapering Hol Press chapbook prize. She is grateful to have had her work appear in numerous literary journals, anthologies, and other venues, and to have been awarded writing residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, the Writers Colony at Dairy Hollow, Jentel, and of course, the incomparable Playa. The time and space she received from Playa directly supported the revisions and new work that led to the acceptance of her first book-length poetry manuscript, which was published in 2017 by Hobblebush Books.