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Elizabeth J. Coleman

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Elizabeth J. Coleman is a poet, watercolor and collage artist, classical guitarist, and teacher of mindfulness. She is the editor of Here: Poems for the Planet (Copper Canyon Press, 2019), the author of two poetry collections published by Spuyten Duyvil Press (Proof, a finalist for the University of Wisconsin Press prizes, and The Fifth Generation) and translated the sonnet collection Pythagore, Amoureux into French (Folded Word Press, 2016). Her poems have appeared in a number of journals, including Colorado Review, Rattle, and Bellevue Literary Review, and in several anthologies. She has also written two chapbooks. The covers to her five books all feature her watercolors. Elizabeth received an MFA from Vermont College of Arts in 2012 after a career as a public interest attorney. More of Elizabeth’s art can be seen at her website,

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