Elena Tomorowitz_CV


MBA, Boise State University, 2018

Ph.D. University of Southern Mississippi, 2014 English Literature and Creative Writing

M.F.A. Cleveland  State  University,   2011 Creative Writing

B.A. Case Western Reserve University, 2007 English/Art Studio Minor


Academic Teaching Experience

Adjunct Instructor, Boise State University, UF 200: University Foundational Studies, January 2014-May 2015, Fall 2016-present

Teaching Assistant, Boise State University College of Business, GB 101, August 2016-December 2016

Instructor, University of Southern Mississippi, English 203: World Literature, Fall semester 2013

Instructor, University of Southern Mississippi, English 102: Writing Composition with a research component, Fall 2011-Spring 2013

Instructor, University of Southern Mississippi, English 101: Writing Composition, Spring 2012

Instructor, Cleveland State University, English 101: Writing Composition, Fall 2010-Spring 2011

Writer-in-residence, Cleveland School of the Arts, Introduction to poetry writing, March 2010

Teaching Assistant, Cleveland State University, Advanced Creative Writing Workshop, Spring 2010


Editorial and Writing Experience

Boise Lifestyle Magazine, contributing writer, September 2016- present

Vacasa Vacation Rentals, Copywriter, Boise, Idaho, January 2014-June 2015

Memorious: A Journal of New Verse and Fiction, Graphic Designer and Staff Member, September 2012-present

Mississippi Review, Associate Editor, University of Southern Mississippi, June 2012-January 2014

Whiskey Island Magazine, Art and Poetry Editor, Cleveland State University, 2009-2011

Cleveland State University Poetry Center and Press, Intern, 2009-2010


Related Experience

Hewlett-Packard Inc., technical writer and business consultant on the print advisory services team, June 2017-present

Boise State School of Business, researcher and writer on the Gravity Payments merger project and the Millennials in the Workplace research project with Dr. Shelle Poole, September 2016-present

Chosen participant in the Idaho Change Leaders Institute offered through the Idaho Commission on the Arts, February 2017

Big Tree Arts Inc., managing director, September 2015-September 2017

Southern Idaho Correctional Institution, volunteer writing instructor, August 2014-August 2015

Ghosts & Projectors: a reading series, staff member, March 2014-present

The Cabin, instructor of summer writing camps, 2014

Arts Collinwood Gallery and Café, curator of monthly reading series, 2010-2011 Collinwood Observer, Journalist, 2010-2011


Poetry Publications

Thin Air Magazine, “Geometry,” Spring 2016

The Moth Magazine, “Elegy,”  March 2014

The Bakery, “Out West” and “Responsibility,” Fall 2013

Matter Monthly, “Trigonometry” and “Instinct,” September 2013

Fugue Literary Journal, “This Animal,” Finalist for Annual Writing Contest, October 2013

The Collagist, “Questions for the Humility of Animalia,” July 2013

GuernicaA Journal of Art & Politics, “Pioneer,” June 2013

Oracle Fine Arts Review, “Professor of Nothing”, Spring 2013

Used Furniture Review, “Dare December,” “Blood Related,” “Self-Identified,” and “Stone Cold Holiday,” October 2012

Hayden’s Ferry Review, “Acquiescence,” Issue 50, Spring 2012

Barn Owl Review, Issue 5, “The Variable of the Invariable,” (Pushcart Nomination), Spring 2012

ILK, Issue 2, “Simulation,” “More Serious,” “Climate Change,” February 2012

Red Lighbulbs, Issue 3, “Tiny Breath,” “The Philosopher of Birds,” and “The Philosopher of Rugs,” 2011

Penguin Review, “The Man and His Sea,” 2011

Rubbertop Review, Volume 3, 2011

Blue Earth Review, “The Cartoonist,” Winter 2010



Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize, The Moth Magazine, Cork, Ireland, March 2014 Joan Johnson Award in Poetry, University of Southern Mississippi, April 2013 Nomination for Pushcart Prize, Barn Owl Review #5, Fall 2012

Nomination for Best New Poets 2012, Spring 2012

The Academy of American Poets Prize for Poetry, Northeast Ohio Master in Fine Arts, 2011 Penguin Review Award, Spring 2011

Cleveland State University Creative Writing Contest Winner, Spring 2010/2011

The Alberta Turner Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets for Poetry, Cleveland State University, 2009

Edith Garber Krotinger Award for Excellence in Creative Writing, Case Western Reserve University, 2007


Presenter of Creative Work

Presenter of a selection of poetry, Poetry Exchange Project, Tulane University , New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2013

Selected Presenter of “The America Poems,” Southern Central Modern Language Association Conference (SCMLA), New Orleans, October 2013

Selected Presenter of a selection of poetry, Auburn Writers Conference, Auburn, Alabama, October, 2012


Presenter of Academic Work

Selected Presenter of Conference Paper, “Avoiding the Authentic in the Absurd, Breaking Down the Poetry of Daniil Kharms,” University of Georgia English Graduate Organization Conference, March 2013

Selected Presenter of Conference Paper, “Caryl Phillips’s The European Tribe and the Social Constructs of the Inverted Tourist,” Louisiana State University Mardi Gras Conference, February 2013


Writing Residencies

Selected Participant, Juniper Summer Writing Institute, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, June 2013

Atlantic Center for the Arts Artists-in-Residence Program, Associate Artist/Scholarship Recipient, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, May 2012

Bisbee Summer Study and Travel Fellowship, Bisbee, Arizona, 2010

Selected Participant, Chautauqua Writer’s Conference, Chautauqua Institution, New York, 2009