EllineLipkinLipkin received a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature, with a Concentration in Poetry, and a Certificate in Women’s Studies from The University of Houston in 2003. She also holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Columbia University, received in 1994. In 2004, she was a participant in the National Endowment for the Arts Humanities Seminar on “Literature & the Visual Arts,” and from 2004-2006, she was a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley in the Beatrice M. Bain Research Group on Gender. While at Berkeley, she taught in the Department of College Writing, the Department of Comparative Literature, and the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies. She has been a CSW Research Scholar since 2008. Her books include The Errant Thread (2006), recipient of the 2004 Kore Press First Book Prize, andGirls’ Studies (2009). She has also published numerous poems and many scholarly articles, the most recent including “Something Borrowed, Something Blue: What’s an Indie Bride to Do?” in Fashion Talks: Undressing the Power of Style (2010) and “The Active Blank: What Words Can’t Tell Us” in Mentor & Muse: Essays from Poets to Poets(2010). Her research project concerns the poet Alice Notley and examines “her feminist roots, her unique aesthetic as a poet who uses visual elements in her work, and her position within a feminist literary tradition.” She is also completing a second poetry manuscript entitled Cast, which addresses aspects of identity and language.