Elisabeth Sharp McKetta, PhD

Elisabeth Sharp McKetta has taught writing for Harvard Extension School and Summer School since 2012. She has written six books of poetry and prose, most recently the biography Energy: The Life of John J. McKetta, Jr. (University of Texas Press, 2017). McKetta's poetry and prose have been featured in over fifty literary journals around the United States, including Mid-American Review, Raintown Review, and The Coachella Review, and a number of her poems have been translated into German. She serves as nonfiction editor for the literary journal Bosque. She holds degrees from Harvard (BA, English), Georgetown (MA, English), and University of Texas (PhD, English). Much of her work focuses on the intersections between fairy tales and autobiography. Sharp Mcketta lives in Boise, Idaho, with her family.


  • PhD University of Texas