Who Am I?

For the purpose of this blog:

My name is Liza Wolff-Francis. I am both a writer and a therapist. I became a writer first, when I was eight years old or so and began writing in a Ramona Quimby diary my mother gave me. I have been writing ever since. As a writer, I write all kinds of things: poetry, plays, fiction novels, memoir, and essays. I also write in my journal, to help me through life, to get ideas down on paper, to help boost my creativity, and to understand myself better and who I am in this world. Twenty years ago I went to school to become a therapist and have used writing in my therapeutic practice, with individual clients and with groups. The majority of my work has been with survivors of trauma.

I also consider myself an eco-poet. I write poetry with different themes, but much of my recent poetry is focused on the environment with an encouraging note to rescue our planet and ourselves from climate change.

My writer bio:

Liza Wolff-Francis is a poet and writer with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Goddard College who served two terms as a member of the Albuquerque Poet Laureate Program’s Selection Committee and continues on the organizing committee. She was chosen to write in Tupelo Press’ 30/30 poetry challenge for the month of September 2020. Her writing has been widely anthologized and her work has most recently appeared in the magazine El Palacio: Art, History, and Culture of the Southwest, Steam Ticket, We’Moon, among others. She has a chapbook out called Language of Crossing (Swimming with Elephant Publications, 2015).

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