Lisa Higgs’ third chapbook, Earthen Bound, was published in 2019 by Red Bird Chapbooks, the same publisher of Unintentional Guide to the Big City (2015). Her poem “Wild Honey Has the Scent of Freedom” was awarded 2nd Prize in the 2017 Basil Bunting International Poetry Prize from the Newcastle Center for the Literary Arts in the UK, and her sonnets have twice been on long list for the Vallum Poetry Prize. Her full-length manuscript has been semi-finalist in the Crab Orchard, Elixir, Lynx House, and Word Works contests.
Her poetry has been published in numerous literary journals – including ZYZZYVA, Rhino, Crab Orchard Review, Water~Stone Review, and Sugar House Review – and been nominated for Best of the Net, 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.