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 forthcoming from Mason Jar Press. She has appeared in Always Crashing, The Rumpus, Cartridge Lit, Crab Fat Magazine, and SmokeLong Quarterly. She is the blog editor of The Rupture. She is one of two buds on The Smug Buds podcast. She works as an editor. Her name is a line of iambic pentameter.
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
"Touch Me," The Rumpus, April 2018
“Green Gamer,” Cartridge Lit, July 2017
“Consequence,” SmokeLong Quarterly, March 2016
Selected Reviews & Interviews
"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
"Illness from a Flaw in the Womb": An Interview with Diana Khoi Nguyen, The Collagist, October 2013
"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 forthcoming from Mason Jar Press on April 7, 2020. You can pre-order it here!
4/7 8:30 p.m. ET: Ashley Sugarnotch & the Wolf Virtual Launch, https://youtu.be/SKRPL4jlvUg | "Doors" at 8 (I'll just have the video started) and then a reading and Q&A!
6/9: Writers and Words, 2601 N Howard Street Baltimore 21218, Details TBD
6/11: Readings on the Pike, Acme Pie Company, in Arlington. 2803 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204, Details TBD
7/9: Turning Wheel, Lancaster, PA, Details TBD
10/1–10/2: Scranton University, Details TBD
10/17 6:30 p.m. MST: Weird Sister Reading, Tucson, AZ, Details TBD
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.