Elizabeth Gordon


Elizabeth Gordon is an award-winning writer and Pushcart Prize nominee who is now making forays into playwriting. Her short play SPLAT made its world premiere at the 2016 Boston Theatre Marathon.  Another short play, WAKE, was performed as a staged reading with the Port City Playwrights' Project in 2017.

Gordon’s poems, stories, and reviews have been published in numerous literary magazines, including Slant, Cutbank, New Millennium Writings, Green Mountains Review, Cutthroat, and The Prose Poem: An International Journal. She has been anthologized in Home To Stay: Asian American Women's Fiction (Greenfield Review Press) and Tilting The Continent  (New Rivers Press), as well as in several college textbooks. Recipient of the Tennessee Arts Commission Literary Fellowship for Poetry, she holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Brown University and divides her time between Wilmington, North Carolina and Fitchburg, Massachusetts.



My writing is informed by a few salient personal facts. As a biracial Asian-American, born in Saigon during the so-called Vietnam War, I am both fascinated and repulsed by war and race and have explored those themes in my work for many years. As a result of being raised in the Bible Belt, the rhythms of Southern Appalachia (its language as well as culture) also inflect my writing. I have deep interests in social justice, protecting and preserving the environment, and the rights of all beings, including other species, not to be exploited or harmed.








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Elizabeth Gordon

For John James Audubon, his greatest joy and ambition is painting beautiful pictures of birds, but to do so he must, literally, destroy the very creatures he loves.

Elizabeth Gordon

The best and worst of America, as remembered by an ageless Southern woman.

Elizabeth Gordon

A riff on why we should be "extreme"—not in hate but in powerful, courageous, beautiful love.

Elizabeth Gordon

Phuong, an older Vietnamese immigrant, tells the unlikely story of how she came to be at the Taiwan airport, on the verge of seeing her family for the first time in 25 years.

Elizabeth Gordon

Based on true events, an Asian-American baseball fan takes on Sports Illustrated  for its failure to call out racism when it occurs.