Hello! I’m writer Elizabeth Howard.

I am a digital content strategist, SEO specialist, and creator of Demand Poetry.

What I do:

  • I make digital meaningful. Clients hire me to clean up content messes, clarify jumbles of manic techno-phraseology and to generally make their website content right.
  • I write. Clients hire me to write what they want to say, but aren’t sure how. This includes custom poetry!
  • I build WordPress websites for small businesses and create email marketing campaigns.
  • I am an SEO specialist. Clients hire me to get them “found” in search engines by the audience who is searching for them.

I am a researcher and writer.

I am a work-for-hire email and content strategist for small- and mid-sized clients.

As a journalist, I have written for Kansas City Star, Kansas City Business Journal, Hersam Acorn publications, among others. I studied journalism at Iowa State University and rhetoric and composition at UMKC.

Since the ’90s, my writing has been published in magazines, journals, newspapers, blogs, websites, and more. Read my work here.

I am a poet.

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Elizabeth Howard making Demand Poetry at Beechwood Open Salon, Westport, CT

I’ve been writing poetry since I was old enough to write. When I was eight, my poetry rhymed. Now I write primarily in free verse. I studied poetry under Michelle Boisseau at UMKC.

I am the human being behind live and online Demand Poetry events.  I have been published in Boston Review, had a series published called “In the Details,” and led a writing group on the international writing community “Writing Our Way Home.”

I am a member of the American Society of Poets and the Writing Workshop of Kansas City.

I own and use an Olivetti Lettera 32, the same machine used by Martin Scorsese to type his screenplays.

I am a person (pronouns she/her).

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Our favorite selfies are always in the minivan

I am passionate about promoting the arts, especially public arts projects to improve the quality of life in towns everywhere. I also dedicate time to social justice programs, especially programs that support reducing hunger and improving life for foster and adoptive children.

I am married to Colin Phillips, a software maniac. We have four teenagers. Jessie the dog chases our kids everywhere. We love to travel and camp, and I am the designated selfie-taker in my family (as you can see).

Before moving (back) to the Kansas City area, I lived and worked in Connecticut, London, Kansas City, Walt Disney World, and my home state, Iowa.

I love music (especially live KC jazz, Pink Martini, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Shawn Colvin). I back the Packers, the Chiefs, and my alma mater, the Cyclones.