Lisa Fishman - Columbia College Chicago

Lisa Fishman



Lisa Fishman, Associate Professor and former Poetry Program Director, is the author of six published books, most recently 24 Pages and other poems (Wave Books, 2015). Earlier books are F L O W E R  C A R T (Ahsahta Press, 2011); Current (Parlor Press, 2011); The Happiness Experiment (Ahsahta Press, 2008); Dear, Read (Ahsahta Press, 2002 ); and The Deep Heart’s Core Is a Suitcase (New Issues Press, 1996). She is also the author of several chapbooks including Deer 1 (Oxeye Press, 2016), at the same time as scattering (Albion Books, 2010), Lining (Boxwood Editions, 2009), KabbaLoom (Wyrd Press, 2008). Fishman’s poems are widely published in such magazines as 1913, 6x6, Denver Quarterly, Volt, Colorado Review, Conduit, jubilat, Omniverse; her work is included in numerous anthologies such as Best American Experimental Writing 2014 (Omnidawn), The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral (Ahsahta, 2012), The Ecopoetry Anthology (Trinity University Press, 2013), Not for Mothers Only (Fence Books, 2007), American Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon Press, 2000) and others. Reviews of her books appear in Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Boston Poetry Review, American Poet (Academy of America Poets), Paris Review, how2, Indiana Review, Rain Taxi, H_ngm_n and elsewhere. She is a 200-hour certified Alignment Yoga Instructor and will teach yoga and embodied poetics in Spring, 2019. Fishman lives on an orchard in southern Wisconsin and is a dual citizen of the U. S. and Canada. She holds a B. A. from Michigan State University and MFA from Western Michigan University.


B.A., English Michigan State University 1988
M.F.A., Creative Writing Western Michigan University 1992