Deep in Blue (full CD), poetry with music and production by Gus Mancini

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The Clotheslines of Cohoes, A Fling of Joy

Deep in Blue (I Do)

What Grace is For

Dear Young People  

Looking up

Addition & Subtraction Unconditional (for the Sandy Hook 1st Graders)

Carpenter’s Helper Calliope


Love Cohoes. Poetry. Finalist Indie Book Award

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Grady Harp review on Amazon & Goodreads.  Dan Wilcox Review


Heroic and elegiac. Entering the air as hallelujah. A blueprint for saving the good of these United States. — The richly narrative, musical poems in Elizabeth Gordon’s debut collection are marked by humor, accessibility, and lyricism. They giggle and sing. And the love they bring to bear on the old mill city of Cohoes, and all it stands for, is a tough love, a love directed outward but also inward; at segregation and the emigrant trauma buried none too deeply in Cohoes’ history and also at the writer’s own relationship with her white working class roots. The book transcends time, place and politics with what one reviewer has called a novel-like scope and depth, along the way opening to the stories and hearts of many voices – from the Great Peacemaker, founder of the Haudenosaunee (or Iroquois Confederacy), to homesick 19th century mill workers, to 21st century death row inmate Troy Davis. Love Cohoes experiments with form and even conceives a new one, the cohonna.  It includes Gordon’s breakout poems The Clotheslines of Cohoes and her hilarious, irreverent mock test, Are You Really Working Class?  

Perfect Paperback: 136 pages
Publisher: Crandall, Dostie & Douglass Books, Inc. (May 5, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 193439002X, ISBN-13: 978-1934390023
Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 0.7 inches

Praise for Love Cohoes



Walk with Us: Triplet Boys, their Teen Parents  and Two White Women who Tagged Along. Nonfiction

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Indie Book Award Winner for Multicultural Nonfiction

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In an award-winning true story, a homeless teenaged girl finds herself pregnant with triplets. Her boyfriend turns to one of the few resources in his Philadelphia neighborhood — two women who left the suburbs to live in multiracial community. The mother-to-be moves in, just until the babies come. But then… Journey with this real-life improvised family as they reach across “chasms of misunderstanding” to forge a hopeful future for three baby boys. Through conflict and heartache to forgiveness and a very American variety of redemption — Walk with us.

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Crandall, Dostie & Douglass Books (September 29, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934390305, ISBN-13: 978-1934390306
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 1 inches

“A little miracle of a book.” Grady Harp, LA reviewer. 

“A testimony of struggle, hope and healing.” Dee Dee Risher, The Other Side Magazine

“Deeply moving, searingly honest, and beautifully written.”  Judith Fetterly


year 1 – elizag. Audio collection

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Six studio recordings of performance poems from my first year of slam, 2011-2012: Lookin’ Up, Least you Trying, A Lotta Women. Beautiful (co-written & performed with D Colin), What Grace is For (with vocals by Allyson Cobbins), and Battle Rhyme of the elizag. Adult content. 

Available for performances, programs and workshops. Contact: or 518/364-6813. On facebook at elizagslam.

What they’re saying…

“[In the workshops] we amazed one another and sometimes ourselves.  My original collection of perhaps two or three books of poetry has grown to a long shelf full of a great assortment.  Plus two notebooks full. I even tried my own hand at writing free verse.  Each one of us has been enriched, for life by these workshops.” Esther Freidmann, workshop participant in Clarkes Greene, PA

“Elizabeth Gordon is one of the most compelling performers that I have ever witnessed. As a teacher with Bethlehem Schools I headed up the Arts in Education program and traveled to NYC for talent showcases. What I witnessed in her performance last night was no less than mesmerizing.” Event organizer N. J. Smith, Albany First Unitarian Universalist Society

“Gordon was a literal dynamo in her performance.  She enthralled our audience!” Patty Sussmann, Collection Development Librarian, Newburgh Free Library

“If the success of poetry is the power of emotion it evokes in its readers/listeners, then Elizag is at the top of the tippest most top.” Reader Evy Kennenwood, Syracuse, NY

“Thanks for the jolt. I heard you recite some of your fine work tonight. It was moving and thought provoking. I owe you tuition in the school of life.” Paul Gecewicz, audience member in Albany, NY

“Elizabeth, I was so intensely moved by your Wedding Cake poem that I totally bawled my eyes out as I drove home that night. I don’t ever remember a poem having such an effect on me, and I’ve seen a lot of poets!”  Painter “Pops” Peterson, Great Barrington, MA