Lisa Wells is a poet and essayist from Portland, Oregon. A new book of nonfiction, Believers, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Her work has appeared in The Iowa Review, Best New Poets, The Believer, Denver Quarterly, The Rumpus, Third Coast and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and lives with the poet Joshua Marie Wilkinson in Tucson, Arizona, where they run a small press called Letter Machine Editions.
photo. Jaclyn Campanaro