Elizabeth Kuelbs writes poetry, fiction, and non-fiction for children and adults, often with an emphasis on bringing attention to the natural world and our place within it. Her work for young readers appears in Spider, the caterpillar, Cricket, and elsewhere. Her work for adults can be found in Kissing Dynamite, Poets Reading the News, The Ekphrastic Review, The Children’s Writers Guild, The Timberline Review, The Poeming Pigeon, 100 word story, Minerva Rising, and other publications. Her poetry has won recognition from the California State Poetry Society and the Ventura County Poetry Project, and her fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She is the author of the poetry chapbooks Little Victory, now available for preorder from Finishing Line Press, and How to Clean Your Eyes, forthcoming in 2021 from dancing girl press.
A lover of science and art, Elizabeth holds an MS in Information Systems Analysis and Design from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. A firm believer in the goodness of natural wonder, she has presented on the power of strong environmental stories to spark awe and connect readers with nature, and strives to tell them herself.
When she’s not writing, you can find her hiking with her family in the Santa Monica Mountains and beyond, brewing excellent espresso, and learning how to photograph local wildlife. Elizabeth also enjoys reading submissions for Poets Reading the News and volunteering with young writers at 826LA.
Elizabeth is currently at work on poetry, picture books, and a YA novel.