Lisa Higgs’ second chapbook Unintentional Guide to the Big City was published by Red Bird Chapbooks in April 2015. Her work has been published in numerous literary journals – including Crab Orchard Review, Water~Stone Review, Midwestern Gothic and PMS: poemmemoirstory – and been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and two Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards. Lodestar, her first chapbook, was published in 2011. A Minnesota native, Lisa was fortunate to be named a participant in the Loft Literary Center Mentor Series in Minneapolis from June 2006 through May 2007. She received her M.F.A. in creative writing from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Currently, Lisa teaches at the University of Illinois Springfield and is Poetry Editor for Quiddity International Literary Journal. She also reviews poetry collections for Kenyon Review Online.