Lisa Gill was born in Minot, North Dakota and now makes her home in Moriarty, New Mexico with two dogs. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications including Blue Collar Review, Carp, Carnal Garage, Central Avenue, Conceptions Southwest, Desperado, Prosodia, the rag, Red Weather, Spout, the Tongue, Vehicle, Vox Populi, the Weekly Alibi as well as The Harwood Anthology and In Company: An Anthology of New Mexican Poets after 1960.

One of her short stories, “Holding Zeno’s Suitcase in Kansas, Flowering,” won first place in the 7th edition of American Fiction: The Best Unpublished Short Stories by Emerging Writers and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has performed widely, from the Seattle Poetry Festival to the Taos Poetry Circus and the Thomas McGrath Visiting Writers Series in Moorhead, Minnesota. She frequently collaborates with visual artists and musicians. She was founding editor of the rag and currently edits the broadside KE5TRA [Sound Literature]. Her first book of poems, Red as a Lotus: Letters to a Dead Trappist, one hundred sonnets dedicated to Thomas Merton, was published by La Alameda Press in 2002.

She premiered Caput Nili, her one woman show addressing violence, March 31st, 2006 in Albuquerque. One of her short stories, French aka Dirt Cabaret just came out as a chapbook with Destructible Heart Press. Her second book of poems, Mortar & Pestle is forthcoming from New Rivers Press in October of 2006. She is currently coordinating Tributaries, a tri-city art gallery and preparing for the New Rivers Press Festival in Moorhead, Minnesota. She is also returning to the University of New Mexico to get her MFA in poetics! More on Lisa Gill here…

Lisa Gill appears on aLbUzerXque vol.27, Zerx 072. Another great Zerx release from 2007.