writer & editor
Elizabeth Deanna Morris Lakes was born in Harrisburg, PA and has a BA in Creative Writing from Susquehanna University and an MFA from George Mason University. Her book, Ashley Sugarnotch & the Wolf, is out from Mason Jar Press. She has appeared in Always Crashing, The Rumpus, Cartridge Lit, Crab Fat Magazine, and SmokeLong Quarterly. She is one of two buds on The Smug Buds podcast. She works as an editor. Her name is a line of iambic pentameter.
"Brussels Sprouts," Ghost City Review, March 2023
"Lying Is a Feeling," One Art, February 2023
"Rutabagas," Broken Lens Journal, January 2023
"Figs," Dream Pop Press, November 2022
"Cabbage Hearts," HAD, August 2022
"Artichoke," Gigantic Sequins, May 2021
"Fallow/Molder," Anthropocene, August 2020
"Enough:Too Much," Cordite Poetry Review, May 2020
5 poems from Ashley Sugarnotch & the Wolf, Always Crashing, June 2019
Five poems from Ashley Sugarnotch & the Wolf, Pioneertown Lit, December 2017
"Shock/Useless,"Crab Fat Magazine, September 2016
Three poems from Ashley Sugarnotch & the Wolf, The Birds We Piled Loosely, July 2016
"Falter Suite," cahoodaloodaling, July 2015
Patterning, a chapbook, Corgi Snorkel Press, Summer 2014
“I want to cut your hair,” Bone Bouquet, Spring 2013
"In Which My Seasonal Affective Disorder Manifests as Incessant Dreams about Ben Schwartz," swamp pink, April 2023
"AFTER ASKING MY PERMISSION, MY MASSAGE THERAPIST CLIMBS ON THE TABLE," Kithe, Fall/Winter 2022
"Touch Me," The Rumpus, April 2018
“Green Gamer,” Cartridge Lit, July 2017
“Consequence,” SmokeLong Quarterly, March 2016
Selected Reviews & Interviews
"A Coming of Age Game: Alyse Knorr on GoldenEye 007," Cartridge Lit, November 2022
"Poetry Is Play," Washington Independent Review of Books, June 2021
"Review of Fruit Geode by Alicia Jo Rabins," Jewish Book Council, August 2018
"Far More Playgrounds: A Conversation with Alyse Knorr," Cartridge Lit, July 2018
“Review of Fuego by Leslie Contreras Schwartz,” Tinderbox Poetry Journal, March 2018
"Someone Loves Us, They Must": An Interview with Gabriella R. Tallmadge, The Collagist, January 2014
"As If Opening (or Closing?) an Endless Clause": An Interview with Brian Henry, The Collagist, January 2013
Ashley Sugarnotch & the Wolf
Ashley Sugarnotch & the Wolf is out from Mason Jar Press as of April 7, 2020. You can order it here!
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The Smug Buds
We'll explain everything to the geese.
The Smug Buds is a podcast where Will and Liz trade off each week explaining something they're smug about. They met in college and have been explaining things to one another ever since.