Poetry by Elise

About Elise

Elise, is a UK poet/visual artist and the founder of Masque Publishing, home of Decanto poetry magazine. Her work has been included in various magazines and anthologies both in the UK and Internationally.  

Elise's poetry is often described as Metaphysical/Romanticism, with strong visual imagery. The concept of bringing together words, music and imagery brought about the idea of video poetry, a field which seems to suit the strong visual quality of her work. Her video poetry also includes her own musical compositions. Elise is currently working on new audio tracks, plus some exciting collaborations. 

Her latest poetry/music collaborations include US band Liminal and Rolo McGinty, lead singer/musician of the Woodentops.  

she writes;

'I like to totally immerse myself in creating video poems. I think it is the ideal way to collaborate multi media, of poem, image and music; the next best thing to a stage production, which has always been a dream of mine. I love the expression of words and how the spoken voice can convey the feeling or emotion of the poem... and of course the music, which I so enjoy creating. It is very satisfying to be able to bring all aspects together collectively'.





Paradise, the new poetry collection by Elise. (Please see Products page for more details)

Journey into the world of metaphysical romanticism and be absorbed and experience the depths and emotions of the deepest and most profound passions of the soul.


'Paradise' captures love eloquently, delicately, passionately. Within its pages Elise evokes tender and ravishing images. It is heartening to see a young poet like Elise, follow in the wake of our beloved poets - bringing us sighs and moments and visions to savour.

Carmen Willcox - Poet and author

Elise's style is heart stirring, in the subtlest sense of this. As familiar as I am with Sappho and the fragments of her poetry in ancient Aeolic Greek I can tell you with assurance that Sappho's very spirit seems to suffuse and illuminate Elise's poetry... which I would never say about any other modern, 21st. century poet!

Richard Vallance - Poet and editor of Sonetto Poesia Canada

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  • "Once in a while your, right in the middle of an ordinary life, Poetry gives us a fairy tale, your poetry is so beautiful, it keeps my fairy tale alive to be true!"
    So Beautiful
  • "As far as it goes, you are a gorgeous Romantic poet. I found connotations to your poems and the pre Raphaelite paintings, where the notion of Paradise and angels has been evoked."
    Roland Bastien
    Poet/ Artist/ Musician (Canada)