Brief Bio

Elizabeth Hornor Boquet is a writer and teacher who immigrated from China to Switzerland in 1996 where she remains with her husband, a watchmaker, two grown children and their golden retriever.  She founded and chairs The Pernessy Poets in Lausanne and serves on the steering committee of the Geneva Writers’ Group Conferences.

Her writing has appeared in Necessary Fiction, Rock & Sling, Offshoots, Everyday Haiku: An Anthology, The Society of Classical Poets Journal 2017 and in various magazines and newspapers. In 2017, National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), featured her poem, State of Grace, and Naomi Shihab Nye chose her poem, Said Unsaid, for a Geneva Literary Prize. Her poem, Summer Supper Menu, was featured by NaPoWriMo in 2015.

* As mentioned, her writing has appeared in various forms in diverse newspapers and magazines including Horological Times, The New York Times, The South China Morning Post, Swiss News and 24heures, as well as online at Necessary Fiction and at The Society of Classical Poets. As for her fiction, two flashes were published at Necessary Fiction and she has written one novel, Finding Grace onFacebook. Her translation of Marielle Stamm Wieland’s children’s book, Le garçon qui aimait les bouées into Buoy Boy is looking for a home. Translations of many professors’ articles have been published by l’ECAL and l’EPFL.

*Conferences, Workshops and Tutors include BreadLoaf in Sicily, Middlebury College, September 2015, tutor David RivardThe Frost Place Festival and Conference on Poetry, Summer 2012, tutor Vievee Francis. Masterclasses with Wallis Wilde-Menozzi (2017) Laura Kasischke (2016), Jaime McKendrick (2015), Carmen Bugan (2014), Aracelis Girmay (2013), Michael Hulse (2011), Joan Murray (2010), as well as one fab class with Naomi Shihab Nye (2012)

*BA Goucher College, MA Middlebury College



Elizabeth Boquet reading at The Frost Place