Lisa Wells is from Portland, Oregon. Her poems and essays have appeared in The RumpusThe Iowa ReviewThe Believer, Best New Poets, Denver Quarterly, Third Coast and elsewhere. She was a 2015 Emerging Writer in Residence at Yale-NUS in Singapore, and holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her most recent essay collection is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus & Giroux. She lives in Tucson, Arizona with the poet Joshua Marie Wilkinson.