Eloise Klein Healy, Founding Chair of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Antioch University Los Angeles and Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing Emerita, is the author of six books of poetry and two CDs.
Her most recent collection, The Islands Project: Poems For Sappho, was published by Red Hen Press. Her collection Passing was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the Publishing Triangle’s Audre Lorde Lesbian Poetry Prize.
Ms. Healy’s work has been widely anthologized in collections such as The Geography Of Home: California’s Poetry of Place; The World In Us: Lesbian and Gay Poetry of the Next Wave; Another City: Writing From Los Angeles; and California Poetry: From The Gold Rush To The Present. She has been awarded artist’s residencies at The MacDowell Colony and Dorland Mountain Colony. Healy is also the recipient of a COLA Fellowship from the Cultural Affairs Department of the City of Los Angeles and a California Arts Council Grant.
Ms. Healy directed the Women’s Studies Program at California State University Northridge and taught in the Feminist Studio Workshop at The Woman’s Building in Los Angeles. She is the co-founder of Eco-Arts, an ecotourism/arts company.
In 2006, Healy was awarded the Horace Mann Award by Antioch University Los Angeles for her contributions to the arts. In the same year, she established ARKTOI BOOKS, an imprint with Red Hen Press that focuses on writing by lesbian authors.