A recipient of a 2022 Minnesota State Arts Board grant providing creative support for Minnesota artists, her poetry has been published in numerous literary journal – including Third Coast, ZYZZYVA, Folio, Rhino, Sugar House Review, and WaterStone Review, among others, and been nominated for Best of the Net, the Pushcart Prize, and two Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards. Her poem “Wild Honey Has the Scent of Freedom” was awarded 2nd Prize in the 2017 Basil Bunting International Poetry Prize, and her sonnets have twice been on long list for the Vallum Poetry Prize.. Her reviews and interviews can be found at the Poetry Foundation, Kenyon Review Online, and the Adroit Journal. 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.