Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers ’07

(she/her, they/them)

  • Visiting 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.

Spring 2023

Introduction to Writing Poetry — CRWR 110
Queer Poetry — CRWR 241
Nonfiction Workshop — CRWR 340
Practicum — CRWR 485

Fall 2023

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


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.