Elisabeth Murawski

Author of Zorba’s Daughter, winner of the 2010 May Swenson Poetry Award, Moon and Mercury and the chapbooks Troubled by an Angel and Out-patients, Ms. Murawski is a Hawthornden fellow, 2008.  Her publications include: The Yale Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, FIELD, Southern Review, Ontario Review, The New Republic and The Literary Review. A native of Chicago, she currently lives in Alexandria, VA, and her poem “Emma Hardy Speaks from the Grave” received Washington and Lee’s 2011 Graybeal-Gowen Prize for Virginia Poetry.

Emma Hardy Speaks from the Grave

It was the cook who held me, dying. Thomas loved me more in retrospect, dipping his pen in the well, resurrecting Cornwall. On his writing desk, he kept a calendar set to March 7th, the day we met, a fetish … Continue reading