English Festival Forum


Poet Eloisa Amezcua

Poet Eloisa Amezcua

The Shape of a Poem

Eloisa Amezcua, poet and founder of Costura Creative, will be speaking at Forum at 11 a.m. Nov. 12 in Yoder Recital Hall. Her presentation, “The Shape of a Poem,” will examine the relationship between form and content and the ways a poem can be a container for the truths it aims to convey.

A native of Arizona, Amezcua’s debut collection, “From the Inside Quietly,” is the inaugural winner of the Shelterbelt Poetry Prize selected by Ada Limón. A MacDowell fellow, she is the author of three chapbooks and founder/editor-in-chief of “The Shallow Ends: A Journal of Poetry.” Her poems and translations are published in “New York Times Magazine,” “Poetry Magazine,” “Kenyon Review,” “Gulf Coast,” and others. Her second collection of poems, “Fighting Is Like a Wife”, is forthcoming from Coffee House Press. Amezcua is the founder of Costura Creative and now lives in Columbus, Ohio.