Elizabeth Boleman-Herring


Born in North Carolina, Elizabeth Boleman-Herring spent the first nine years of her life in Pasadena, California. At ten, she moved with her parents to Greece for three years where her father was posted as a Fulbright scholar and administrator at Pierce College in Glyfada. Educated at the American Community Schools of Athens, the Francis W. Parker Private School of Chicago, the University of Georgia, the University of South Carolina, and at American University in Washington, DC. Boleman-Herring returned to Greece as an adult to pursue a career in journalism. In the 1980's, she served as Deputy Editor of The Athenian: Greece's English Language Monthly and, in 1988, founded and served as publishing editor of The Southeastern Review: A Quarterly Journal of the Humanities in the Southeastern Mediterranean. She published the children's book The Other Side of the Road, and The First Of Everso. Boleman-Herring's poetry has appeared in numerous publications, as have her columns, features, reviews, jazz lyrics, photographs and travel articles. A collection of her poetry was published under the title The Crowded Bed: Erotic, Light and Formal Verse. Her travel guides to Greece, its islands and Athens for Insight Guides have been released in many languages. Together with noted British photographer Clay Perry, she authored Vanishing Greece. Boleman-Herring divides her time between homes in New Jersey and the Greek islands, traveling to and fro with her husband, jazz trumpeter Dean Pratt.