Lisa Wells is a poet and essayist from Portland, Oregon. Her work has appeared in The Believer, Best New Poets 2014, Third Coast, The Rumpus, Southern Humanities Review and others. She is the author of The West Behind Us, a collaboration with photographer Bobby Abrahamson documenting collapse in the rural west, a chapbook, BEAST (Bedouin Books, 2012) and a book of essays, Yeah. No. Totally. (Perfect Day, 2011.) She has an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and currently lives in Iowa City.
photo. jaclyn campanaro