Elizabeth Kuelbs writes poetry, fiction, and non-fiction for children and adults. Her work for young readers appears or is forthcoming in the caterpillar, Cricket, Fandangle, Spider, and elsewhere. Her work for adults can be found in Poets Reading the News, The Ekphrastic Review, The Children’s Writers Guild, The Timberline Review, The Poeming Pigeon, Vestal Review, and other publications. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and the author of the poetry chapbook How to Clean Your Eyes, coming in 2020 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, brewing excellent espresso, or saving everyone’s favorite books from Mack, her aspiring poet Bernese mountain dog. Elizabeth also enjoys reading children’s and YA manuscripts for Hunger Mountain and teaching young writers at 826LA.
Elizabeth is currently at work on new poetry, several picture books, and a YA novel.