Liz Axelrod received her Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from The New School (May 2013). She earned her bachelor’s degree in 2011 from the Riggio Writing and Democracy Honors Program at the New School and was Managing Editor of two award-winning editions of 12th Street Literary Journal, and Editor-in-Chief of http://www.12thstreetonline.com. Liz has been making the rounds of the NYC Poetry Circuit for close to a decade and has been a featured poet at the Phoenix Reading Series, NYC Poetry Festival at Governors Island, Cornelia Street Graduate Reading Series, Southern Writer’s Series, Renegade Reading Series, Couplet, The Living Room’s Stories & Songs Residency and more. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in the Cat Oars Fiction Collective, Lyre Lyre, 12th Street, The Rumpus, The Brooklyn Rail, Electric Literature, Yes Poetry, Nap Magazine, Ampersand Review, the Ginosko Literary Journal and more. Her chapbook “Go Ask Alice” was chosen as a finalist in the Finishing Line Press New Woman’s Voices Competition and was published by Finishing Line Press in June, 2016. Her book reviews have appeared in Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, she was a writer for LunaLuna Magazine, co-host and curator of the Cedarmere Reading Series in the home of William Cullen Bryant (2014-2017), and is currently an Adjunct English Professor at Central New Mexico Community College, University of New Mexico, and SUNY Westchester Community College.
Liz enjoys large waves and the people who ride them.