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Author Spotlight

Author Spotlight: Elizabeth Clayton, a teacher and poet who penned “The Myth Of Being”

Elizabeth Clayton

Elizabeth Clayton, author of poetry collections including The Myth Of Being, was an educator who started her teaching career at the University of Southern Mississippi when she was 20 years old.

Following her retirement as a teacher, Elizabeth shifted her focus to her literary works, reviewing and polishing drafts prior to final publication. Her autobiography chronicles her struggles with Bipolar Disorder. She has published 18 non-fiction books comprising poetry collections for the most part.

Elizabeth has received a great deal of citations and recognition for her works. In November 2012, she was inducted into the Literary Hall of Fame, Sigma Kappa Delta, and nominated for the Eric Hoffer award in 2013. Forward Magazine also featured her in their summer 2013 edition.

Her work, Scarlet Flow, was exhibited in the World Book fair, in London, England in 2013. Perhaps one of her greatest achievements was being featured in the New York Times “New Voices, New Perspectives” segment on January 5 and February 9, 2014.

Elizabeth’s other works include Quiet Sheba, a trilogy which she completed in February 2016 in two volumes. We Lesser Gods, her latest work, was published in the summer of 2016.

She received her Bachelor’s Degree in English. Her book, The Myth Of Being, published by Author Reputation Press, reflects her earliest impressions and memories transcribed when she was young.

The book includes verses from the period of three or four years of age until her second marriage to her struggle with bipolar illness during the 1970s.

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