Elaine Bleakney

Elaine Bleakney is the author of For Another Writing Back and a chapbook, 20 Paintings by Laura Owens

Her writings have most recently appeared in Documentum, the Kenyon Review, and jubilat. Excerpts from For Another Writing Back have been featured by The Believer, Poetry Society of America, and others. 

Elaine selected the poems included in the anthology Poem in Your Pocketpublished by Harry N. Abrams in coordination with the Academy of American Poets. Elaine is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of California, Irvine, where she studied poetry, and Kenyon College. She has taught writing at UC Irvine, Penland School of Crafts, Flagler College, and other venues.

A native of Arizona, Elaine was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and lives in Asheville, North Carolina with her family. 

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