Elizabeth Bodien


Elizabeth Bodien, Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA, lives in the Ontelaunee River watershed near Hawk Mountain.  Her degrees, undergraduate and graduate, are in cultural anthropology, consciousness studies, and the history and phenomenology of religion from the University of California (Berkeley), John F. Kennedy University, and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, USA.


She has worked as a teacher of English in Japan,  organic farmer in the coastal mountains of Oregon, certified childbirth instructor in West Africa, calligrapher, graphic designer, and certified Montessori teacher.  No longer teaching at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, she has entered the world of poetry, rediscovering its music and mysteries.


Her poems have appeared in red lights, The Litchfield Review, Fledgling Rag, The Fourth River, Frogpond, Mad Poets Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Cimarron Review, qarrtsiluni, U.S.1 Worksheets, and in Across the Long Bridge: An Anthology of Award Winning Poems, among other publications.  Her 2008 chapbook, Plumb Lines, was published by Plan B Press. Her 2010 chapbook, Rough Terrain: Notes of an Undutiful Daughter, was published by FootHills Publishing.  Her newest collection, Endpapers, is published by Finishing Line Press (2011).


Last updated May 2012

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