Elizabeth Allen has had her poetry published in several Australian literary journals and magazines including Hermes, Hobo and Southerly. A chapbook of her poetry, Forgetful Hands, was published in 2005 and a full-length collection, Body Language, in 2012, both by Vagabond Press. The latter collection won the Anne Elder Award.
Allen has managed a Sydney bookstore and worked for Vagabond Press as part of their production and launch team. She has been a judge of the inaugural Noel Rowe Poetry Award and carried out a writing residency at the Arteles Creative Centre in Finland (in 2016).