Troubled By an Angel
Elizabeth Murawski was born and raised in Chicago and currently lives in the Washington D.C. area where she is employed by the U.S. Census Bureau. She is a graduate of De Paul University and the M.F.A. program at George Mason University. A recipient of four writers’ grants from The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Murawski’s first book, Moon and Mercury, appeared in 1990 from Washington Writers’ Publishing House. Her poems have appeared in The New Republic, Grand Street American, American Poetry Review and numerous other journals.
“Liz Murawski writes with both emotional candor and mental acuity about the contradictory impulses contained in such words as ‘love’, ‘resignation’, and ‘revulsion’. Without giving in to self-pity or self-exploitation, she tells the painful truth. In these graceful, musical poems, she achieves a tone which is at once serious, bemused and sympathetic.” –Peter Klappert
“These poems are brave, both in the honesty of their pain, and in the new images chosen to represent it. Troubled by an Angel is an absorbing and original new book.” –Linda Past
Cleveland State University Poetry Center
Murawski, Elisabeth, "Troubled By an Angel" (1997). CSU Poetry Center Books. 128.