Elizabeth Crutchley (neé Sterr) primarily writes free-verse lyrical poetry. In the Spring of 2010, she won first prize in the Judith Stark Poetry Contest. Two of her poems, titled “Romulus” and “You Don’t Say”, can be read in issue 21 of Alba. “Something That Can Make You” was published in the March 2011 issue of the Blue Route.

Elizabeth was born in Philadelphia in October of 1984. She lived in Northeast Philadelphia until she was 12. After nine years of living in Bucks County, PA, she moved to South Philadelphia, where she has lived for the last 10 years. Elizabeth is a University of Pennsylvania alumna. In March, 2011, she married Patrick Crutchley. She currently works in the Infant Language Center at Penn.