Lisa Zimmerman is a professor of English at the University of Northern Colorado. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate in English and History from Colorado State University and received her MFA in Creative Writing from Washington University in St. Louis.
Her poetry and short fiction have appeared in anthologies as well as magazines including Cave Wall, Florida Review, Poet Lore, Colorado Review, The Sun, Natural Bridge, and Indiana Review, among other journals, and is the winner of Redbook Magazine’s Short Story contest.
She is the author of six poetry collections including The Light at the Edge of Everything (Anhinga Press 2008) and Snack Size: Poems (Mello Press 2012). Her sixth collection, The Hours I Keep, was published by Main Street Rag in September 2016. Her poetry has been nominated four times for the Pushcart Prize.
Lisa is a coach for the Poetry Out Loud high school recitation project and has taught writing workshops in K-12 classrooms in Colorado and Florida. She has been the poet-in-residence at schools in Fort Collins, Brighton, Aurora, Idalia, and Longmont, and has been a master teaching artist at the annual Aesthetic Education Institute of Colorado/Institute for Creative Teaching at the University of Denver 7 times. She lives in north Fort Collins with her family. She can be reached at [email protected]