Poetry. Women's Studies. "This book ASYLUM by Elizabeth Marino is great poetry—the kind the twenty-first century needs. I was pleasantly shocked by its incisiveness and saddened by its insights into depths... It's clear that she has learned mastery of her imagery, metaphors, metonyms, symbols; all go to make this collection a packed masterpiece that makes you gasp at its beauty and cry at its depth into the human condition in its nuances and not in its generalizations. It 'irrupts' into you and refuses to leave you. My hope is that it gets many awards and is prescribed for study in universities, colleges and schools... I feel humbled to have known such a great poet."—Dr. Koshy AV
"You had me on 'Contents'—the Contents alone—I had to read it! It was an emotional ride; I felt sad, I laughed, I blushed and it hit home. I felt very powerful—uplifting and women empowering. I loved it!"—Eneida Martino
"Intensely dramatic is its imagery wording where interval haikus appear from nowhere, gasping for quick breath in the middle of all the corners of the American world, including Independence Day and the Vietnam War. Her narration is so vividly aloft that it needs down-to-earth short narrative memoirs so as to end on a high note. A must read for international readers."—Đậng Thân
"Endurance can be the knife under the skirt. With this one sentence, Elizabeth Marino's ASYLUM warns and seduces you. To say the writing is fierce, reflective, tender, only begins to scratch the surface. She is PRESENT. She endures, she cuts to the core of oppression without rhetoric, just resonance. ASYLUM reveals a writer at her personal best. In a culture built on silence and erasure, Elizabeth's work is a talisman of survival."—Lisa Alvarado
Chicago poet Elizabeth Marino has seen her work travel. Her poems and essays have appeared in little magazines, litzines, blogs and print anthologies in India, Gambia, England, Scotland, San Francisco, Austin, Cleveland and Chicago, including two Vagabond collections (Rise and EXTREME). Prior releases include two chapbooks, Debris (Puddin'head Press, 2011) and Ceremonies (dancing girl press, 2016). She was awarded a Ragdale residency, a Hispanic Serving Institution grant, and a CAAP grant. She holds an MA in English from University of Illinois at Chicago's Writers Program and a BA in English and Humanities from Barat College, in addition to coursework at the University of Oxford. She earned her living teaching writing and literature at local universities for years, as well as had a popular SAGE workshop.
Author City: CHICAGO, IL USA