Elinor Nauen’s books include CARS & Other Poems, American Guys and, as editor, Ladies, Start Your Engines: Women writers on cars & the road (Faber & Faber, 1997) and Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend: Women writers on baseball (Faber & Faber, 1994). Her work has appeared in New American Writing, FICTION, Exquisite Corpse, The World, KOFF, Elysian Fields Quarterly, Aethlon, Up Late: American Poetry Since 1970, National Endowment for the Humanities Magazine, American Book Review and other magazines and anthologies.
She has been a teacher/guest lecturer in writing workshops and classes in colleges, secondary and primary schools, and adult workshops at the Pingry School, Martinsville, NJ, where she was the visiting poet for several years; Washington State University, University of South Dakota, Columbia University Graduate Journalism School, School of Visual Arts, the Poetry Project (NY) and elsewhere. She presentated “Piers the Batsman: Baseball (and Other Games) in the Middle Ages” to the prestigious Pseudo Society at the 36th International Congress on Medieval Studies in 2001. She has read at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, an international peace festival in Espanola, New Mexico (backed by a jazz band that included Ray Manzarek), the Knitting Factory and many other venues. She is a member of PEN American Center and on the board of directors of The Poetry Project.
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