elizabeth r. tannen is a writer, editor and educator based in minneapolis

 
Photo by Paul Gargagliano, Hazel Photography

Photo by Paul Gargagliano, Hazel Photography

Hello! I'm Elizabeth. I'm a poet, essayist, editor and educator with a commitment to racial and economic justice. I’ve published my work widely, in places like NPR, Salon, The Rumpus, The Morning News and Passages North. I am an experienced journalist, having worked as a producer for NPR’s All Things Considered and as a freelance writer. I also have years of experience teaching writing — personal essay and memoir in particular. I earned an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of New Mexico, and attended Macalester College and Stuyvesant High School in New York. I keep busy living in intentional community, co-producing the 555 reading series that I created in 2015, teaching privately and with The Loft, and facilitating anti-racism workshops with ASDIC. I also do a lot of grassroots organizing and educating, and seek writing and teaching opportunities to support me in those commitments.

 

“Poetry is the way we help give name to the nameless so it can be thought.

— audre lorde