I write fiction, poetry, literary essays, and creative nonfiction. I’m a lifelong resident of the Cascadian bioregion with an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. (Visit my LinkedIn profile for info about my technical writing and editorial work.)


Water Signs, Unsolicited Press, 2022. Learn more from the publisher

“Liz Kellebrew has written some of my favorite new poems.” -Jim Lynch

“…startling, heartfelt, and brave…” -Kendra DeColo

“Humorous, illuminating, and unafraid…” -Jessica Gigot

“…a mesmerizing read.” -Gail Folkins

“These poems are omnisensual; they touch everything.” -Maged Zaher

Signed copies available at Edmonds Bookshop while supplies last. You can also order from the usual places, including indie bookstores like Powell’s City of Books in Portland, Elliott Bay Book Company, Open Books, and Third Place Books in Seattle, and Eagle Harbor Books on Bainbridge Island.


Winner, The Miracle Monocle Award for Innovative Writing.

Finalist, Black River Chapbook Competition.

Finalist, Calvino Prize.


The Bee Charmer.” The Coachella Review, Summer 2016 (web).

“The Coming of the Horses.” Elohi Gadugi Journal, Fall 2015 (web).

“Dreams Deferred: The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov.” The Pitkin Review, Fall 2014, pp. 63-67 (print).

The Enduring Green.” Gaia Lit, Issue Four, Fall 2022 (web).

Flood, Fire, Mountain.” Writers Resist, Dec. 8, 2016 (web), and Writers Resist: The Anthology 2018, pp. 243-246 (print).

Geologic.” About Place Journal, Oct. 2021 (web).

Hadriana in All My Dreams’ is a Sensuous Zombie Feast.” Book review for Pif Magazine, June 2017 (web).

Holes.” Section 8 Magazine, Aug. 26, 2015 (web).

The Hungry Days.” HerStry, Feb. 8, 2023 (web).

“In Somnium.” Section 8 Magazine, Issue #33, pp. 16-19 (print).

In the Contemplative Realms.” Writer in the World, June 18, 2018, (web).

“The Journey of Lonely Heart.” Mount Island Magazine, No. 3, pp. 21-22  (print).

Lawrencium.” Longshot Island, Aug. 20, 2018 (web). Reprinted in Unreal Magazine, Vol. 1, pp. 155-158 (print).

“Loowit, Cowlitz: A Pentaptych.” Room Magazine, Issue 41.4, pp. 92-93 (print).

“The Messenger.” Two Hour Transport Anthology: 2019, pp. 187-189 (print).

“Mount Rainier.” Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Issue #17, May 2016, p. 40 (print).

A Music of Ribs.” Miracle Monocle, Issue 17, Fall 2021 (web).

On Writing and Publishing Poetry.” Mythaxis, Aug. 29, 2020 (web).

“Philip K. Dick and China Mieville – Dancing in Dual Realities.” The Pitkin Review, Spring 2014, pp. 23-29 (print).

Photosynthesis.” Poetry on Buses, a public art collection sponsored by 4Culture. June 3, 2017, (web). Apr. 2019, public art installation at Northgate Transit Center, Seattle, WA.

“Polymorph.” DEF CON 25 Short Story Contest. Conference media distribution, July 2017.

Ride.” About Place Journal, Oct. 2021 (web).

“Skydiver.” The Pitkin Review, Spring 2014, pp. 39-46 (print).

“The Solitude of Fruit.” The Conium Review, Vol. 5, Dec. 2016, pp. 11-18 (print).

“The Tribulations of James the Second.” Cinderella Reimagined: An Anthology of Cinderella Retellings, Dec. 2017, pp. 35-41 (print).

“Vltava Honey.” Pumpernickel House, Issue One, pp. 37-42 (print).

“What a River Needs.” Catamaran, Issue 36 Spring 2022, pp. 17-20 (print).