“Beautiful Work is the Soul of Our Culture”: Elizabeth Myhr

Elizabeth Myhr graduated from the Seattle Pacific MFA program in 2009 with a concentration in poetry. Her debut book of poetry, the vanishings & other poems was published in September, 2011, by Calypso Editions, a publishing cooperative with an emphasis on literature in translation. Myhr holds various editorial positions with Marick Press, Web Del Sol Review of Books, and Raven Chronicles. She currently lives with her family in Seattle, Washington, and works as a freelance editor and business manager.

Myhr had this to say about Seattle Pacific University’s MFA Program:

“When I decided, after twenty years of writing, that it was time to go back to school, I looked for three things in a program: intellectual rigor, high standards for the art, and a program that would support what I considered a fact of art — that beautiful work is the soul of our culture. I needed a program that saw the spiritual practice in the writing process. The SPU MFA program was a perfect fit.

I’ve graduated from the program with a deep and intense connection to some of the very best literature in the tradition, a profound understanding of what constitutes a vibrant and engaged artistic community, and a renewed appreciation for outstanding teaching. The program and faculty are superb. In fact, it’s probably one of the best-kept secrets in the country.”