Elizabeth Crowell grew up in northern New Jersey and has a B.A. from Smith College in English Literature and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing/Poetry from Columbia University. She taught college and high school English for many years. She lives outside of Boston with her wife and teenage children.
Her work has been included previously in Bellevue Literary Review, where it has twice won the non-fiction prize, Tishman Review, Raven's Edge, October Hill and Amethyst. Her essay, "War and Peace," was the 2018 Non-fiction prize winner at Flying South.