Elizabeth Clayton began teaching at the age of twenty at the University of Southern Mississippi. Presently retired, she is spending her days reviewing and preparing her works for publication. Clayton has published ten works (primarily poetry) since the release of her autobiography in 2007, which chronicles her struggles with bipolar disorder. In November 2012, she was inducted into the Literary Hall of Fame, Sigma Kappa Delta, and nominated for the Eric Hoffer Award by her publisher in early spring 2013. She was also featured in the summer 2013 quarter of Forward magazine, and her work, Scarlet Flow, was shown in the World Book Fair in London, England, in early 2013. Additionally, on January 5, and February 9, 2014, she was featured in the New York Times’s “New Voices, New Perspectives” segment.