Elizabeth Enslin

Location Oregon
Occupation Writer
Website http://www.elizabethenslin.com

About Me

A recovering academic, I spend part of each year living in a yurt and growing my own food in NE Oregon. I'm finishing an ethnographic memoir on my experiences as an anthropologist and family member in Nepal.

I received an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission in 2009 and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2010.

My literary nonfiction and poetry appear (or will soon appear) in The Gettysburg Review, Crab Orchard Review, Fringe Magazine, Opium Magazine, High Desert Journal, The Smoking Poet, The Mom Egg, Raven Chronicles, and others.

Why do you write?

I write to make sense of natural and cultural diversity. I especially like snakes, toads, lizards, and the sound of coyotes howling in the canyon.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Changes from day to day, month to month. Recently, I've enjoyed Junot Diaz, Mary Oliver, Luis Alberto Urrea, David Wroblewski, Annie Proulx, Sherman Alexie.

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Elizabeth Enslin – Apr 03, 2010

Good to meet you too A. Pseudonym. Thanks for stopping by.

A. Pseudonym – Mar 31, 2010

Hi Elizabeth - I'm always glad to meet fellow academics here, recovering or otherwise. Also glad to meet a fellow (part-time) Portlander.

Elizabeth Enslin – Mar 18, 2010

Thanks, Doug. Intriguing to know your ancestors settled in the W. Valley. Some of mine also came here in the late 1800s. That's all I know about them.

Doug Bond – Mar 18, 2010

Congrats on your Pushcart nomination for “Natural Births”...just saw that...terrific!

Doug Bond – Mar 18, 2010

thanks Elizabeth for the read...i've not lived in Oregon, but descend from some Bonds that were part of the 19th c. migration into the Willamette Valley

M.H. – Mar 18, 2010

Thanks for your comments on "AGLB" - they are much appreciated :)

Finnegan Flawnt – Mar 17, 2010

hey elizabeth. welcome and thanks for your submission to the paddy day challenge! i love your profile picture! and i'm an academic, too, though i don't think recovery is possible ;-(

M.H. – Jan 19, 2010

Hi Elizabeth,
I just wanted to welcome another Oregonian!

Darryl Price – Oct 02, 2009

Sand shoes. Very inventive. I'm a big fan of Sherman, too.

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