Elizabeth Elliott

Biography

Elizabeth Elliott spent the early part of her life growing up on an island off the coast of Maine. She writes, “From an early age I stood by my mother's chair and in her doorway and watched her paint. How could it not seem completely natural for me to have a pencil in my hand and write? (I still have an encyclopedia I wrote in 1942 when I was ten.) I am the lucky child of four unusual creative parents that were deeply involved in the world (two step-parents were acquired shortly after the end of the war). I asked my father, who had dedicated his life to improve the world once if he thought he'd gotten anywhere. He said he thought of himself as a Johnny Appleseed, dropping seeds of fruitful new ideas that would gradually be picked up, planted and grown. Since then nothing has arisen to deter my love of people, and my love of writing poetry. Unremitting care for the world is my passion. So at the age of 75, having received only rejections for my poetry, I decided to publish my own books, using covers of my own choosing, and writing on the subjects of my life: children and human issues, love and politics, religion and the arts --the world I experience all around me every day so I can share it with my readers.” Today Elizabeth still resides on the island off the Maine coast, but also spends her time in the hills of western Massachusetts and the islands of the Florida Keys with her wonderful poetry reading, history minded, art imbued husband. Elizabeth once said that she could feel a poem begin in her core and travel up within her body, down her arm, and out onto the page. And the results, the books she has published and are yet to be published, describe the conflict men and women find in ourselves and with each other, nature, our purpose and goals, our beliefs, and also the hope and healing we find in our spirit as we are transformed by the passage of time.

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Books

Love And Its Interruptions
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,490. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2015 by WInter Press LLC. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
Elizabeth Elliott portrays all the chapters of love in our lives. Her poems show us our innocence and our temptations, our gratitude and appreciation, and our freedom. Our struggle to overcome loss and death, evil and sin, war and conflict and to find love and joy with the healing power of our spirit and our psyche. Here is the poetry of love, and a love of poetry.
Winter Ferry
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,550. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2015 by WInter Press LLC. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
Poetry exploring climate change and the human condition of truth, persistence, justice and hope. Our need for individuality, a purpose, goals, courage and persistence. Showing us our innocence and our temptations, our gratitude and appreciation, and our freedom. Our struggle to overcome loss and death, evil and harm, war and conflict to find love and the joy of our spirit.
Placate The Jaws
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,300. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2015 by WInter Press LLC. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
Poetry exploring the human condition of truth, persistence, justice and hope. Our need for individuality, a purpose, goals, courage and persistence. Showing us our innocence and our temptations, our gratitude and appreciation, and our freedom. Our struggle to overcome loss and death, evil and harm, war and conflict and to find love and joy with the healing power of our spirit.
Burn All Night
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,510. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015 by WInter Press LLC. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Funny, sublime, and highly accessible, the poetry of Elizabeth Elliott brings to life themes of love, family, religion, politics, sex and death. Her second collection features both newly published poems and work selected from a career spanning nearly 70 years of writing. Her poetry explores the human condition, here is the poetry of life, and a life of poetry.

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