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Elizabeth Barrette

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Elizabeth Barrette lives in Illinois with her partner, Doug. An avid wordsmith, she works as a writer and editor, doing poetry, articles, essays, reviews, interviews, short stories, and more. Her main fields include speculative fiction, gender studies, environmental/social issues, and alternative spirituality. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Rhetoric with a Women’s Studies minor from the English Department at the University of Illinois.

Her wordsmithing work has taken many forms. She wrote the articles "Balancing Powers" in Communities,Anthimeria: Verbing Weirds Language” in Sol Magazine, and "Elizabeth Barrette lives in Illinois with her partner, Doug. An avid wordsmith, she works as a writer and editor, doing poetry, articles, essays, reviews, interviews, short stories, and more. Her main fields include speculative fiction, gender studies, environmental/social issues, and alternative spirituality. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Rhetoric with a Women’s Studies minor from the English Department at the University of Illinois.

Her wordsmithing work has taken many forms. She wrote the articles "
Balancing Powers" in Communities,Anthimeria: Verbing Weirds Language” in Sol Magazine, and "Appreciating Speculative Poetry" and "Do Women and Men Really Write Differently?" in Internet Review of Science Fiction. Honors include winning the Sol Magazine Poet Laureate Competition (2003), Left Coast Eisteddfod Poetry Competition (2009), Dwarf Stars Award (2010), and Rose & Bay Award: Poetry (2010); plus six poems nominated for the Rhysling Award (2005, 2007, 2010). Elizabeth Barrette served as Managing Editor of PanGaia for eight years and Dean of Studies at the Grey School of Wizardry for four years. She currently sits on the canon board for Torn World. She has edited over a dozen books including novels, short story collections, and nonfiction.

She has published hundreds of poems, dozens of articles, and dozens of short stories. Her writing has appeared in numerous periodicals including Apex, The Blessed Bee, Capper’s, Cicada, CIRCLE, Doorways, Eggplant Library, EMG-zine, Five Feathers, Fortress, Green Prints, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Horror Writers Association Newsletter, the Llewellyn annuals, The Lorelei Signal, The Mid-America Poetry Review, Mytholog, Nature’s Song, Noneuclidean Café, Passion for Poetry, SageWoman, Sol Magazine, Strong Verse, and the Wiccan/Pagan Times. Her work has also appeared in the anthologies The 2010 Rhysling Anthology, Companion for the Apprentice Wizard, [Book: Creative Community Collected Comics Pages], Genderflex, The Goddess in Each of Us, The Impossible Will Take A Little While, and Pagan Muse Short Fiction Anthology Volume 2.

Elizabeth Barrette supports small press and electronic publication, crowdfunding, and communal living. She hosts a monthly Poetry Fishbowl on her LiveJournal, The Wordsmith’s Forge. She enjoys presenting panels and workshops at science fiction conventions, Pagan festivals, and other events. Her favorite pastimes include gardening for wildlife, photography, and studying obscure languages.
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"Baking makes me focus. On weighing the sugar. On sieving the flour. I find it calming and rewarding because, in fairness, it is sort of magic - you start off with all this disparate stuff, such as butter and eggs, and what you end up with is so totally different. And... Read more of this blog post »
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Time for Snow (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:31PM
Description: This poem came out of the March 1, 2011 Poetry Fishbowl. Arriving via email were two photo prompts from Poeticknowledge. I decided to put them together. The result is "Time for Snow," in which Doctor Who arrives near Knoxville, Tennessee and quickly discovers that all is not as it should be.
Dogged Persistence (Poetry)
2 chapters   —   updated Sep 12, 2011 10:35PM
Description: This poem came out of the September 6, 2011 Poetry Fishbowl. It was prompted by Ellen Million and connects with her shared-world project Torn World: http://www.tornworld.net/index.php The Poetry Fishbowl project has a landing page: http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/730515.html
Weed by Weed (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 18, 2011 11:16AM
Description: This poem came out of the extra fishbowl on August 16, 2011. It was inspired by prompts from Ellenmillion and Jenny_evergreen. Read the other Monster House poems on the serial poetry page: http://penultimateproductions.weebly.com/serial-poetry.html
Entropy's Blessing (Select)
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Description: This poem came out of the August 2, 2011 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from Aldersprig and Wyld_dandelyon. To learn more about the Poetry Fishbowl project, visit the landing page: http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/730515.html
Dicing with Lives (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: This poem came out of the July 5, 2011 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from the_vulture and siliconshaman. Read more about the Poetry Fishbowl project on the landing page: http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/730515.html
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The Waste Lands by Stephen King
“Jake went in, aware that he had, for the first time in three weeks, opened a door without hoping madly to find another world on the other side. A bell jingled overhead. The mild, spicy smell of old books hit him, and the smell was somehow like coming home.”
Stephen King
" Wow, that's really cool about the Turkish. I do codeswitch between languages a lot. Remember things I've learned is no surprise. Knowing things I didn ...more "
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The Hobbit or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien
“It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,
Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt,
It lies behind stars and under hills,
And empty holes it fills,
It comes first and follows after,
Ends life, kills laughter.”
J.R.R. Tolkien
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“Twilight Surprise” poem:

“The sky burns down,
A rim of coals glowing gold and red,
Limned with orange again
And kissed with hints of pink.
The clouds reflect tangerine and plum,
Overshadowing the silent glory.
Darkness and light,
Balanced upon this equinox,
Dance together like old lovers …
… and beget beauty.”
Elizabeth Barrette, From Nature's Patient Hands

“Campfire Companions” poem:

“What a longing they touched in me! Ah,
would that I could lose myself in the wilderness,
become a ghost of smoke and shadow,
moving so subtly through the lucid moonlight
that all my edges wore away.”
Elizabeth Barrette, From Nature's Patient Hands

“Wondering When the Strings Will Snap” poem:

“The marigolds herald autumn’s colors already
In their sun-shrine faces, iconographic
Floral worship of their distant deity -- yet they
Die at the first touch of frost, unlike chrysanthemums,
The true flowers of fall.”
Elizabeth Barrette, From Nature's Patient Hands

“It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,
Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt,
It lies behind stars and under hills,
And empty holes it fills,
It comes first and follows after,
Ends life, kills laughter.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit or There and Back Again

“Jake went in, aware that he had, for the first time in three weeks, opened a door without hoping madly to find another world on the other side. A bell jingled overhead. The mild, spicy smell of old books hit him, and the smell was somehow like coming home.”
Stephen King, The Waste Lands




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Grace Leigh Elizabeth wrote: "Grace wrote: "http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

My review is up for "Prismatica"! I very much enjoyed reading it -- truly an excellent book and it is clear that are a very gifted poet..."


You're very welcome! :) I was happy to spread the word about it and review it. It was my pleasure. <3


Elizabeth Barrette Grace wrote: "http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

My review is up for "Prismatica"! I very much enjoyed reading it -- truly an excellent book and it is clear that are a very gifted poet. :) Thanks ..."


Thank you so much! I really appreciate your attention. I have linked to your review from my LiveJournal and my book's page on my main website.


message 9: by Grace

Grace Leigh http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

My review is up for "Prismatica"! I very much enjoyed reading it -- truly an excellent book and it is clear that are a very gifted poet. :) Thanks for sending me a copy. <3


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Grace Leigh Elizabeth wrote: "Grace wrote:
This link will take you to my review of "From Nature's Patient Hands." It was truly a pleasure to read and review -- thank you so much for sharing..."

Wonderful! I have posted link..."


Awesome! :) I hope so too. <3


Elizabeth Barrette Grace wrote:
This link will take you to my review of "From Nature's Patient Hands." It was truly a pleasure to read and review -- thank you so much for sharing..."


Wonderful! I have posted links to your reviews in various places. I hope my readers drop by to see what you wrote.


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Grace Leigh http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

This link will take you to my review of "From Nature's Patient Hands." It was truly a pleasure to read and review -- thank you so much for sharing it with me. :)

Grace


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Grace Leigh Elizabeth wrote: "Grace wrote: "Soul on Fire

Just wanted to let you know that I am very much enjoying "From Nature's Patient Hands" and will write a good review for it as well. :) I love it..."

Thank..."


You're very welcome. :) I'll let you know when I post the review. :)


Elizabeth Barrette Grace wrote: "Soul on Fire

Just wanted to let you know that I am very much enjoying "From Nature's Patient Hands" and will write a good review for it as well. :) I love it..."


Thank you so much! I look forward to seeing your review of my book From Nature's Patient Hands.


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Grace Leigh Soul on Fire

Hello Elizabeth! :)

Just wanted to let you know that I am very much enjoying "From Nature's Patient Hands" and will write a good review for it as well. :) I love it! <3 As I was reading it last night, it reminded me of the book "Soul On Fire: A Transformational Journey From Priest to Shaman" by Peter Calhoun. I think this book will really resonate with you and I recommend it very warmly. <3

All the best,

Grace


Elizabeth Barrette Hi, Rosa! I'm pleased to find you here on GoodReads. (I used the handy "connect" feature to find the folks I knew from Facebook.) I've been developing an author profile here to help promote my two new poetry books.


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Rosa Sophia Hi, Elizabeth! Glad to see you on here! :-)


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