lisa wells



is a poet and essayist from Portland, Oregon. She is the author of a book of essays, Yeah. No. Totally. and a chapbook, BEAST. With Bobby Abrahamson she made The West Behind Us, a documentary collaboration on struggling small towns in the west. Her work can be found in The Believer, Best New Poets, Denver Quarterly, The Iowa Review, Third Coast and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is a 2015-16 Emerging Writer in Residence at Yale-NUS in Singapore. She lives in Tucson with Joshua Marie Wilkinson.


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photo. Emma Steinkraus