Eliza has competed and been a featured performer in several spoken word events, including the Word x Word in Pittsfield, MA, and Nitty Gritty Slam, Albany Wordfest, and Poets Speak Loud in Albany, NY. A native of Western Massachusetts, she is currently stranded in New Britain, Connecticut and would love to find a new temporary writing community while her boyfriend finishes his degree program. She owns a Maine Coon/Domestic Longhair cat named Clyde, who hates her poetry. She gets really annoyed when her friends don’t understand her awesome lowbrow pop-culture references and she prefers hugs over handshakes.