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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 ReviewBest New PoetsThe BelieverDenver QuarterlyThe RumpusThird 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.