Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers ’07

(she/her, they/them)

  • Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

Areas of Study


  • BA, Oberlin College, 2007
  • MFA, Cornell University, 2011


Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers is the author of two poetry collections: The Tilt Torn Away from the Seasons (Acre Books, 2020), named one of Boston Globe’s Best Books of 2020; and Chord Box (University of Arkansas Press, 2013), a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Her poems have appeared in POETRY, Boston Review, Crazyhorse, Waxwing, Bennington Review, Shenandoah, FIELD, and numerous other journals. Also an essayist, Rogers’s creative nonfiction has appeared in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, The Best American Travel Writing, The Missouri Review, The Rumpus, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere.

Rogers has received the Kenyon Review Fellowship, grants from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Ohio Arts Council, an Oberlin Shansi Fellowship, Prairie Schooner’s Glenna Luschei Award, and a grant from the Astraea Foundation for Social Justice, among other honors.

She has held academic positions at Shanxi Agricultural University in China, Cornell University, Kenyon College, Tulane University, the Bard Early College New Orleans, Hendrix College, and American University; she has also taught in community settings. She is a volunteer for the Veterans’ Writing Project and a Consulting Editor at the Kenyon Review.

Fall 2023

The Sonnet — CRWR 251
Teaching Imaginative Writing — CRWR 450
Practicum — CRWR 485

Spring 2024

Practicum — CRWR 485
Creative Writing Capstone Seminar — CRWR 490


Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers Essay Published in "West Branch"

October 11, 2023

Assistant Professor Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers has published a long essay, "Ear Training," in the newest issue of West Branch. Among other subjects, the essay describes working with musical legend Meredith Monk when Rogers was a student at Oberlin in Rian Brown-Orso's Collaborations course in 2005, where Associate Professor Ross Karre was also a student. This essay will appear in Rogers's new essay collection, Miss Southeast, out from Northwestern University Press in 2024.

Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers Publishes New Poem

March 14, 2023

Creative Writing Professor Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers has published a new poem, "Parent," in the newest issue of Mississippi Review. The poem is from Rogers's newest poetry manuscript, a poetry collection currently titled Bad Cell.


College of Arts and Sciences Welcomes New Faculty for 2023-24

September 18, 2023

Students choose Oberlin—and thrive at Oberlin—because of the nurturing mentorship of the outstanding faculty who guide their learning. We are honored to welcome the newest additions to our faculty across the College of Arts and Sciences for 2023-24.