“Elizabeth Cleary writes poetry that speaks to the sharp edges of human experience, whether it is the everyday distilled into a few select phrases that bring the miraculous unmistakably into focus or it is her knack for looking at world events, current and past, with a slant that opens up our perspectives on being human, she is a compelling and courageous poet. Bravo!”
Faith E. Vicinanza, award winning poet, editor, publisher
Elizabeth Cleary (Eli) is an American poet living in Hamden, Connecticut. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and her poem, Battlecry of a Dying Barn, published by Tipton Poetry Journal in 2010, was nominated for a Pushcart. An economist by training, Eli promotes poetry arts programs within local communities and is co-chair of The Poetry Institute-New Haven. Whether reflecting on global events or the happenings in her garden, Elizabeth’s poems highlight a sense of shared humanity and compassion.