Poems forthcoming in four publications

I’m incredibly excited to have work recently accepted in Canthius, The Minola Review, Crab Creek Review and (parenthetical). Thank you so much to the editors of these fine publications, I’m truly honoured. The first two of these journals are specifically devoted to showcasing the women and non-binary writers, something we most definitely need more of, now more than ever.


For Leonard

(after Cohen’s “For Anne”) With Leonard gone whose voice to compare with the evening wind? Not that I did compare, but I do compare, now that he’s gone.    

Writing Retreat at Small Ponds Arts

It’s not often one comes across a vintage typewriter in the grass, resting there as if somehow part of its surrounding landscape. My new cover photo was taken at Small Pond Arts, a beautiful artist residency/retreat centre in Prince Edward County, Ontario, where I stayed for almost a week at the beginning of October. Small Ponds is run by a lovely couple, Krista and Milé, both artists themselves, who made me feel incredibly welcome. In their 1860s-era farmhouse, I spent a good chunk of my five days there working on my manuscript, taking breaks to explore the art installation-decorated trails that wind around the farm. All meals were included – a godsend, in so many ways, for freeing up the mental energy that normally goes into the day-to-day routine of grocery shopping, planning and preparing food. Thanks to my gracious hosts for creating a peaceful, magical setting in which to work. I hope to be back someday!

Paintings by Milé Murtanovski

Paintings by Milé Murtanovski

Arranging and ordering the poems

Arranging and ordering the poems


Author’s Note in The Puritan

Check out my Author’s Note, a short personal essay in the Puritan Literary Magazine‘s excellent blog supplement, The Town Crier. As my partner Stéphane put it so eloquently: “Lisa wrote a thing, that thing was published, then she wrote a thing about the thing.” (They don’t pay him the big bucks for nothing.) Thanks so much to the fine folks at the Puritan for publishing it. Read more here.

First book to be published!

I am thrilled to announce that my first full-length collection of poetry, Get Closer to Where We Began, is going to be published by Tightrope Books! This is a lifelong dream come true for me. Check back for updates, as well as news about the launch, scheduled for March 2017 in Toronto.