Today’s Bad Mouth Online in the Meantime is the last in the weekly series. Beginning in June, the Online in the Meantime series will be a monthly feature. Stay tuned!

2.3 (episode 55) featuring LIZ AXELROD!

Liz Axelrod received her MFA from the New School in 2013. Her work has been published in Yes Poetry, The Rumpus, The Brooklyn Rail, Electric Literature, The Ampersand Review, Wicked Alice by Dancing Girl Press,, and more. Her Chapbook Go Ask Alice (June 2016) was chosen as a finalist in the Finishing Line Press New Woman’s Voices Competition. Liz has reviewed books for Boog City, Kirkus Reviews and Publisher’s Weekly, was founder, co-host and curator of the Cedarmere Reading Series in the home of William Cullen Bryant (2014-2017),and is currently an Adjunct English Professor at Central New Mexico Community College & University of New Mexico Valencia Campus.


Here are some links to book reviews, interviews, and poems:

Joanna Fuhrman Interview:

Poem “Eclipse”

Book Review of Lauren Russel’s Descent

You can find more here:

Notes on Liz’s reading:

Go Ask Alice came out in June 2016. It was a finalist (Fifth Place) in the Finishing Line Press New Women’s Voices Series. Five is my favorite number. I was born on the 5th, my sister and I are five years apart, as are my mom and her sister. My daughter, my dad and grandma were all born on the 23rd, my daughter was born on 1/23 and the book is catalogue number #123. Numbers are weird. Might have to write a poem about that. You can find it here:

There is a story behind “Daddy Dearest.” Of course it’s about my relationship with my Dad. He passed away two years ago. We were close, then not so close, then estranged. When the book came out my stepmom called to ask what I meant by that poem. I told her it was a metaphor. “Oh, for surfing the internet, right?” She asked.
“Yep – that’s right.” We didn’t talk about it again.
She and my dad had three copies of the book but never shared it with their friends.

The Poem “Belle Was All About The Quotes” will be coming out July 13, 2021 in Maintenant 15 published by Three Rooms Press.  More info here:

The poem “Photosynthesis” was inspired by packing up my daughter’s Barbie Dolls and an article I read titled “Tennessee Sex Ed Bans Mention of “Gateway Sexual Behavior”

Here’s a picture of the Goddesses in the “Church For Sale” poem

Liz Axelrod
Watch Liz’s reading here!


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