Elise Houcek is a writer, artist, and recent graduate of the MFA
program at the University of Notre Dame. Her writing has appeared or
is forthcoming in The Cleveland Review of Books, APARTMENT Poetry, NOMATERIALISM, New Delta Review, The Comstock Review, DIAGRAM, Prelude, Posit, Afternoon Visitor, Always Crashing, Action Books Blog and other journals and has been supported by residencies from Art Farm and a fellowship from the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute for Environmental Education. Her poetry chapbook, So Neon Was the Rope, was a semi-finalist for the 2021 Tomaž Šalamun Prize from Verse and will be published by dancing girl press in 2023. Her poetic novel, TRACTATUS, is available now from Spuyten Duyvil. She also has a pamphlet, The Leafs, out with The Creative Writing Department.