Elizabeth Jacobson, Co-Founding Director
Elizabeth Jacobson was the fifth Poet Laureate of Santa Fe, New Mexico and an Academy of American Poets 2020 Laureate Fellow. Her most recent book, Not into the Blossoms and Not into the Air, won the New Measure Poetry Prize, selected by Marianne Boruch (Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press, 2019), and the 2019 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for both New Mexico Poetry and Best New Mexico Book. Her other books include Her Knees Pulled In (Tres Chicas Books, 2012), two chapbooks from Dancing Girl Press, Are the Children Make Believe? (2017) and A Brown Stone(2015), and the anthology, Everything Feels Recent When You’re Far Away, Poetry and Art from Santa Fe Youth During the Pandemic (2021), which she co-edited. She is the founding director of the WingSpan Poetry Project, a not-for-profit which from 2013-2020 conducted weekly poetry classes in battered family and homeless shelters in New Mexico. Her work has been supported by grants from the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry, New Mexico Arts, and the Academy of American Poets. Elizabeth is the Reviews Editor for the on-line literary journal Terrain.org. She curates a community reading series for Santa Fe’s Center for Contemporary Arts and teaches poetry workshops regularly in the community. For current publications visit: linktr.ee/ElizabethJacobson
Julie Chase-Daniel co-founded Poetry Pollinators. As the recipient of a National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) Residency in the Dry Tortugas, Julie has been featured in Poets & Writers for The Blue Fold, a book and exhibition made in collaboration with her husband, visual artist Matthew Chase-Daniel, about their residency on Loggerhead Key during Hurricane Irma (Axle Contemporary Press, 2017). Currently, she and Mathew are working on a mixed-media project, Direct Exposure: Shadows of the US Border Wall, a series of large format cyanotype prints made along the US-Mexico border. Learn more at jamchasedaniel.com.
Poetry Pollinators in the Press
Santa Fe New Mexican, July 1, 2022