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Elisabeth Workman

Portrait of Elisabeth Workman


Adjunct Faculty
MFA, University of Minnesota

Elisabeth Workman (aka Elisabeth Brandt) is a writer and poet with a background in dance. Originally from the pharmaceutical suburbs of Philadelphia, she has since lived in Boston, rural Pennsylvania, the Netherlands, the Standing Rock Nation of the Dakotas, Qatar, and now Minneapolis.

A recipient of a Jerome Emerging Writer Fellowship, a McKnight Artist Fellowship in Poetry, a University of Minnesota Marcella DuBourg Fellowship, and honors from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Minnesota State Arts Board, Workman has collaborated on numerous projects with visual artists and other poets. She is the author of nine chapbooks—including ANY RIP A THRESHOLD (Shirt Pocket Press 2015) and with Michael Sikkema, TERRORISM IS WHAT WHALE (Grey Book Press 2014)—and the poetry/hybrid collections ULTRAMEGAPRAIRIELAND (Bloof Books 2014) and ENDLESSNESS IS NO DESOLATION (Dusie Press 2016).