"As sensual as it is cerebral, Chord Box oscillates with gravitas and light: an indelible debut."
  • Chord Box: Poems
    Chord Box: Poems
    by Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers


Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers is the author of Chord Box (University of Arkansas Press, 2013), finalist for both the Miller Williams Prize and the Lambda Literary Award.  Her poems appear in The Missouri Review, Boston Review, FIELD, Guernica, Washington Square Review, Blackbird, The Journal, Mid-American Review, Crazyhorse, Prairie Schooner, Hayden's Ferry Review, AGNI Online, Crab Orchard Review, Kenyon Review Online, StorySouth, on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily, and many others. Her creative nonfiction appears in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017, Best American Travel Writing 2017, The Missouri Review, The Journal, The Rumpus, LitHub, and Prairie Schooner.

Born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina, Rogers was educated in the public schools and trained as both a dancer and musician.  She received her B.A. from Oberlin College in Creative Writing and Dance in 2007 and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Cornell University in 2011.  She was an Oberlin Shansi Fellow from 2007-2009 at Shanxi Agricutural University (山西农业大学) in Taigu, China, where she taught English and dance.  She also received the two-year writing fellowship at The Kenyon Review; she taught at Kenyon College from 2012-2014.  Additionally, she has taught at Cornell University, Tulane University, the Bard Early College New Orleans, and George Mason University, as well as in community settings.

Most recently, Rogers was the Murphy Visiting Fellow in English-Creative Writing at Hendrix College from 2016-2019. She is a Contributing Editor at The Kenyon Review and a volunteer for the Veterans' Writing Project.