Elizabeth Hare was born and grew up in the south of England and moved north to Lancashire in 1980. She has been writing, for performance and, latterly, poetry for more than thirty years.
In 2012 she self- published her first pamphlet Out of the Ordinary. This was followed in 2015 by her second pamphlet Gardening with My Father (Hen Run, July 2015). In 2019 she published Testimony, and in 2021 Just Above the Waterline, both for Wayleave Press.
Her poems have been published in Artemis, Dream Catcher and Envoi magazines, and on line by Second Light. Her poem 1962 was shortlisted for the Bridport Poetry Prize in 2013, as was Visiting the British Museum in 2015.
After retiring as a full time academic she taught creative writing for the Open University for five years. She has led community workshops in various settings, and her readings have included two at the Kendal Poetry festival in 2019 and 2022. She continues to be an active member of Brewery Poets in Kendal.
Currently in 2023 she is working on her first full collection.
This website includes Ways of Exploring Morecambe Bay, a selection of poems and photographs from her project with photographer Stephen Barlow in 2017.