Lisa DeSiro is the author of two previous collections: Labor (Nixes Mate, 2018) and Grief Dreams (White Knuckle Press, 2017). Her poetry is featured in Writers Resist: The Anthology, Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse, and Thirty Days: The Best of the Tupelo Press 30/30 Project’s First Year; as well as in various journals such as The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, Lily Poetry Review, Mezzo Cammin, Mom Egg Review, The Ocean State Review, Ovunque Siamo, Rattle (Poets Respond), Salamander, Shooter Literary Magazine, and others. Her poem “Motherly Advice” was nominated for a 2019 Pushcart Prize by The Orchards Poetry Journal and her poem “In Lieu of Flowers” was a winner in the 2017 City of Cambridge Sidewalk Poetry Contest. Her texts have also been set to music by several composers and recorded on two albums.
Along with an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University, Lisa has degrees from Binghamton University, Boston Conservatory, and Longy School of Music. Her career has included working for academic and non-profit organizations as an accompanist, teacher, administrator, production assistant, and editor. She is founder/host of the Solidarity Salon, a performance series featuring multi-genre artists who are women, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ+, and/or persons with disabilities. Read more about Lisa at thepoetpianist.com.
Paperback: 52 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (January 6, 2021)