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BIO (short) 

Elisabeth Blair is a poet, composer, podcaster and multidisciplinary artist. She has been artist-in-residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and ACRE. Currently she hosts and produces the podcast Listening to Ladies, and leads the poetry workshops for the Burlington Writers Workshop. 

BIO (longer)

Elisabeth Blair is a poet, podcaster, composer and multidisciplinary artist. After earning a BA in photography in 2004, she spent many years on the singer/songwriter circuit in Chicago before moving into both free improvisation and formal composition. She received a Specialist Certificate in Music Composition for Film and TV from Berklee in 2015, and from 2015-17 studied music composition part-time at Western Michigan University. Her works have been performed widely, including New York, Melbourne, Canberra, Berlin, Montreal, and Zacatecas.

She has been artist-in-residence at Wildacres, ACRE and the Atlantic Center for the Arts (on two occasions, working with improviser Karl Berger and poet Heather McHugh, respectively). In 2017 she was a participant composer at the Toronto Creative Music Lab and was composer-in-residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.  
 
Poetry forms an important part of her creative practice and a chapbook of her poems, We He She/It, was published in 2016 by Dancing Girl Press. Her poems have been published in a variety of journals including Feminist Studies, WomenArts Quarterly Journal, cream city review, Acumen Literary Journal, and S/tick. Since 2018 she's been the poetry workshop leader for the Burlington Writers Workshop.
 
She is the founder and director of Listening to Ladies, a podcast featuring interviews with women composers, and Compass New Music, showcasing the music of all those whose gender identities mean they do not benefit from the patriarchy. 
 

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