Lisa Wells is a poet and nonfiction writer from Portland, Oregon. Her debut collection of poetry, THE FIX, was selected by Brenda Shaughnessy for the 2017 Iowa Poetry Prize and will be published in 2018. A new book of nonfiction, Believers, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 2019. Her work has appeared in The Iowa Review, Best New Poets, The Believer, Denver Quarterly, The Rumpus, Third Coast and elsewhere, and has been recognized with grants and fellowships from Caldera Arts, The Regional Arts and Culture Council, the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, and from Yale-NUS College, where she was 2015 Emerging Writer in Residence. She received an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has taught poetry and nonfiction writing at the University of Iowa, Yale-NUS College in Singapore, and the University of Arizona. She lives with the poet Joshua Marie Wilkinson in Tucson, where they run a small press called Letter Machine Editions.




photo. Jaclyn Campanaro