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Official Press Kit for Elizabeth M. Castillo

The author biography and photos below are for promotional use for poetry readings, public appearances, and live or online events.


Author biographies


Short bio:

Elizabeth M Castillo is a British-Mauritian poet, writer & indie-press promoter, and a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. She lives in Paris with her family and two cats, where she writes different things, in different languages, under different pen names. Her writing has been published internationally, and her bilingual, debut “Cajoncito” is on sale now. Her chapbook "Not Quite an Ocean" available now from Nine Pens Press. 


Longer bio:

Elizabeth M Castillo is a multilingual poet, writer, teacher and a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. She lives in Paris with her family and two cats, where she writes a variety of different things, in a variety of different languages, and under a variety of pen names. Elizabeth is committed to promoting the indie arts, especially from women creators, and has a particular soft spot for women of colour who are also neurodivergent, much like herself. She’s found writing and creativity to be central to her own wellbeing and mental health, and is always keen to accompany other artists on their journey to developing their own authentic creative practice. In her writing Elizabeth explores the different countries and cultures she grew up with, as well as themes of race & ethnicity, motherhood, womanhood, language, love, loss and grief, and a touch of magical realism. Her writing has been featured in publications and anthologies in the UK, US, Australia, Mexico and the Middle East. Her bilingual, debut collection “Cajoncito: Poems on Love, Loss, y Otras Locuras” is for sale on Amazon, and her debut chapbook "Not Quite an Ocean" is on available now from Nine Pens Press. You can connect with her on Twitter and IG as @EMCWritesPoetry, or on her website.



Elizabeth M Castillo es una poeta, escritora, británica-mauriciana y dos veces nominada al Premio Pushcart y Best of the Net. Vive en París con su familia y dos gatos, donde escribe una variedad de cosas diferentes, en una variedad de idiomas diferentes y bajo una variedad de seudónimos. En su escritura, Elizabeth explora los diferentes países y culturas con los que creció, así como temas de raza y etnia, maternidad, feminidad, idioma, amor, pérdida y dolor, y un toque de realismo mágico. Sus escritos han aparecido en publicaciones y antologías en el Reino Unido, EE. UU., Australia, México y Medio Oriente. Su colección debut bilingüe “Cajoncito: Poems on Love, Loss, y Otras Locuras” está a la venta en Amazon, y su libro de capítulos debut “Not Quite an Ocean” será publicado por Nine Pens Press en 2022/2023. Puede conectarse con ella en Twitter e IG como @EMCWritesPoetry, o en su sitio web

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