Elaine Bleakney




Elaine Bleakney is a poet and author of For Another Writing Back, an avant-memoir in lyric prose (Sidebrow Books, 2014), and the chapbook 20 Paintings by Laura Owens, an ekphrastic conversation (Poor Claudia, 2013). She edited the tear-apart anthology Poem in Your Pocket (Abrams, 2009).

Elaine's recent poems have appeared in Harp & Altar, the Index, theYale Review, and are forthcoming in Action, Spectacle and the Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review. Her work has also been published in American Poetry Review, jubilat, Gulf Coast, Verse Dailyand elsewhere. Her lyrical prose essays have appeared in the BelieverLiterary Hub, and the Kenyon Review. She writes Stranger and Stranger on Substack.

Elaine has taught writing workshops at the University of California at Irvine, Penland School of Craft, Flagler College, and at the Dry Goods Shop in Asheville, NC. She has been a guest writer at Warren Wilson College and Kenyon College in Ohio.

Originally from Arizona, Elaine grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, and lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC, where she writes, studies, raises her son, sometimes teaches, often meanders, and provides freelance writing and editing services for ethical enterprises.

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