Liz Bowen


i haven’t posted any news in a long time, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any:

also, updated bio, cv, and links to poetry. xoxo

june readings

dear friends & creatures:

i’m reading at two very magical events at the end of this month! don’t miss out pls







Cute Gals n Queers @ Mellow Pages Library
June 26, 7:30 p.m.

Dianna Dragonetti
Andrea Crespo
Liz Bowen
Moon Temple
Kalliopi Mathios
Amy Saul-Zerby
Elizabeth Foster
Kristie Shoemaker

RSVP here:






June 28, 2 p.m.

POPSICKLE is Brooklyn’s literary arts festival. Now in its fifth year, the fest aims to unite Brooklyn’s array of reading series, publishers, and literary organizations into one day-long megareading. POPSICKLE is *FREE* and open to the public.

RSVP and full list of readers here:

april readings!

nyc dwellers! here are two places you can see me read next week:

purpPurple Pony Issue 2 Release Party (4/15): i’m going to be one of several readers celebrating the existence of this sweet all-grrrl zine by my friend ana! i’ve got a lil memoir piece in the zine and i’ll be reading some poems.

Starting at 7:30pm at Pine Box Rock Shop there will be readings, open mic (first experiences only!), cheap drinks, and Gett Line will be bringing the tunes.

Zines for sale – $6! With the purchase of a zine, you will receive your very own Purple Pony pin (available in three colors).


boostTHE YOLO PAGES RELEASE PARTY IN BROOKLYN (4/16): i am so unbelievably excited for this!!! i have a very personal essay about YOLO and disability in this anthology, and i’ll be reading some shorter stuff. plus my bff/boost house member rachel y will be there, meaning i will be in the happiest emotional state. 🙂

8pm at mellow pages library; $5 suggested donation, but nobody will be turned away!
56 Bogart St. Brooklyn, NY 11206

amy saul-zerby
jacob bakkila (@horse_ebooks)
sharon mesmer
beach sloth
liz bowen
stephen michael mcdowell
emily elizabeth scott
steve roggenbuck

&&& you can order THE YOLO PAGES here if you haven’t already!


your coochie snorcher only lives once

hi friends!

a couple of very exciting things are coming up soon:


BABE’s Vagina Monologues! this is a new adventure for me because i’ve never done a full-length monologue before. i encourage you to come cheer me on/watch me make a fool of myself! i’ve been working with this group of women for about a year now, starting with last year’s Bushwick Vagina Monologues, and i couldn’t be more grateful to have their talent and compassion in my life. on april 5, 6, and 8, you can all come get some of that, too. 🙂 click the image for more info and ticket sales.



The YOLO Pages! i could not possibly be more pumped about being included in this book, alongside some truly next-level writers/artists like patricia lockwood, tao lin, steve roggenbuck and andrew wk!!

from the publisher: “the yolo pages is an epic anthology of poems, tweets, image macros, and prose from over 50 people. one of the first anthologies ever to cover ‘alt lit,’ ‘weird twitter,’ and associated communities and figures, the yolo pages showcases an exciting array of possibilities for poetry in 2014. with a focus especially on politically- and spiritually-minded writers, it also affirms the integration of poetry into concrete efforts to make the world better” preorder here:

thanks for reading & i love you!