Elle Aviv Newton is a writer, teacher, curator, cultural producer, digital designer, literary editor and a fourth-generation native of Oakland, California. She is cofounder and editor of Poets Reading the News, a digital platform and event series bridging poetry and journalism. Newton's writing and criticism has appeared in print, online, in newspapers, on numerous radio programs and podcasts, and was recently adapted for the stage.
She hosts an ongoing digital poetry workshop with Delta_Glyph in San Francisco and regularly leads writing workshops and cultural events around the country. From 2015-2018 Newton was Writer in Residence at B4BEL4B Gallery in Oakland where she curated a number of key exhibitions and performances. These included Believe the Hype, The Poetics of Propaganda, Create Against Complicity, and TFW When Trump Gets Inaugurated.
She holds degrees in art criticism and history from Mills College where she studied with Moira Roth, who taught her everything she knows about possibility. She has traveled to over 33 countries and has lived abroad extensively, most notably in Bangkok. Presently she is residing in Big Sur, California.