Elizabeth Poliner

Elizabeth Poliner’s books include the poetry collection, What You Know in Your Hands and the novel, As Close to Us as Breathing (winner of the 2017 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize in Fiction). Her poems have appeared in the Sun, the Southern Review, the Hopkins Review, Ilanot Review, and Seneca Review, among other journals. Her short fiction publications include Ascent, Kenyon Review, and Michigan Quarterly Review. She teaches at Hollins University where she directs the Jackson Center for Creative Writing.