About

Thank you for visiting Oaks to Acorns.

About the blog: 

If you’d like to discover just how I became addicted to poetry and wound up creating this blog, you could click here for my interview by The Woolf, June 1, 2018.

In short, when I write and rewrite and rewrite, I spend what feels like infinity to get to the essential. But when I nail it, I find I’ve gone from a towering oak (something huge) to a simple acorn (the essential). To put a vast concept into a nice neat shell is one way of reconciling my world; Oaks to Acorns is a collection of such attempts.

About me: 

In very short, I was born and raised in New England, studied and taught in many places before immigrating from China to Switzerland in 1996 where I remain with my husband, a watchmaker, and two grown children. I founded and chair The Pernessy Poets in Lausanne, am on the steering committee of the Geneva Writers’ Group Conferences, and work as a freelance English teacher.

Some writing cred: 

My writing has appeared in Necessary Fiction, Rock & Sling, Offshoots, Everyday Haiku: An Anthology, The Society of Classical Poets Journal 2017, Talesmag, and in various magazines and newspapers. Naomi Shihab Nye chose my poem, Said Unsaidfor a Geneva Writers’ Group Literary Prize in 2017, and my work has been featured by Global/National Poetry Writing Month (GloPoWRiMo/NaPoWriMo) three times. BA, Goucher College — MA, Middlebury College

I welcome your comments. I really do.

Warm wishes,

Elizabeth Ann Boquet (Hornor)

PS I have written, and hold all rights to, every poem and essay on this blog  — but I’m usually happy to share. Just ask.

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