Liz is a teacher, writer, and artist living in Fairfax, Virginia.  She holds a BA from The Evergreen State College, an MA in English/American Studies from the University of Virginia, and an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.  Her essays and poems have appeared in Cold Mountain ReviewCarolina Quarterly, The Briar Cliff Review, Cider Press Review, Sweet Lit, and elsewhere.  Selections from How the Letters Invent Us, a collaborative manuscript written with Rebecca Hart Olander, were featured in Duende and They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing (Black Lawrence Press).  Poems and collages from a second collaboration, Our Edges Away, have appeared in The Indianapolis Review, Les Femmes Folles, and petrichor. In 2016, Finishing Line Press published Liz’s chapbook Reading Girl–an ekphrastic exploration of the work of Henri Matisse.  The interplay of text and image is the focus of  “Seeing in Embraces,” a critical investigation of Eduardo Galeano’s The Book of Embraces, published in Assay Journal.

A Chicagoland native, Liz has lived in Olympia, Washington; Portland, Oregon; Southern Illinois; Northeastern Connecticut; Washington, D.C.; and Osh, Kyrgyzstan, where she served as a Peace Corps volunteer.  Liz has taught ESL, creative writing, and a variety of courses in college research, writing, and literature.  She currently teaches composition at George Mason University.  You can contact her at lizsgpaul@gmail.com.

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