As a poet, Elizabeth Chapman was a late bloomer. Although born into a literary family (her parents edited and published The Writer and The Writer’s Handbook), she wrote her first poem at the age of 43. Employed as a college teacher of English (Renaissance Literature) and, for twenty years, a psychotherapist in private practice, she lives and works in Palo Alto, California.
Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including: POETRY, Santa Clara Review, BlueLine, and Rattle. Her chapbook, Creekwalker, was published by (M)other Tongue Press (1995). She has seen two full-length collections into print: Candlefish (University of Arkansas Press, 2004) and Light Thickens (Ashland Poetry Press, 2009). Since the year 2000, she has been a member of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. Midnight Exhibition at the Wheatgrass Saloon, 2020.