Elise Hempel

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Elise Hempel’s poems have appeared in many places over the years, including Able Muse, Measure, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Poetry, the Midwest Quarterly, and Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry. Her chapbook Only Child was published by Finishing Line Press in 2014, and in 2009 she won an Illinois Arts Council Literary Award for a sonnet that appeared in Spoon River Poetry Review. She grew up in suburban Chicago and now lives in central Illinois.