Elizabeth Powell is the author of The Republic of Self, winner of the 2000 New Issues First Book of Poetry Prize, chosen by C.K. Williams. Her work has appeared in The Harvard Review, North American Review, Hunger Mountain Review and other journals. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Vermont Council of the Arts (in poetry and fiction), Arts Vermont Endowment and Yaddo. She teaches at the University of Vermont, Saint Michael’s College and the New England Young Writers’ Conference.