Elizabeth Lantz


 

New Pages review of “Becoming Visible,” published in American Literary Review (Spring 2007):  “Though the nonfiction in this issue ranges from memoir to a personal reading of Freud’s work on mourning, the highlight is the unassuming memoir of Elizabeth Lantz that recounts a summer of painting dorms in college with men ‘who share their lives with [her]’ unlike those her own age who gather at kegs. What makes her piece so wonderful is the dialogue that brings her fellow painters to life and reveals their humanity to both her and us. She is not only a good listener but an apt student of the moments that make us human.” –Jennifer Sinor

New Pages review of “Becoming Visible,” published in American Literary Review (Spring 2007): 

“Though the nonfiction in this issue ranges from memoir to a personal reading of Freud’s work on mourning, the highlight is the unassuming memoir of Elizabeth Lantz that recounts a summer of painting dorms in college with men ‘who share their lives with [her]’ unlike those her own age who gather at kegs. What makes her piece so wonderful is the dialogue that brings her fellow painters to life and reveals their humanity to both her and us. She is not only a good listener but an apt student of the moments that make us human.” –Jennifer Sinor

Elizabeth Lantz is the 2017 George Eliot Fellow.  She works at The Ohio State University Humanities Institute and teaches composition for Columbus State Community College. She holds an MFA in creative nonfiction and an MA in English literature, both from The Ohio State University. Her work has been published in The Kenyon Review, American Literary Review, South Dakota Review, and Georgetown Review. Elizabeth has been a participant at the Kenyon Review Writers' Workshop and is happy to answer any questions you might have.  lantz.38@osu.edu