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 has appeared or is forthcoming in The Believer, Best New Poets, Denver Quarterly, Third Coast, The Iowa Review, The Rumpus and others. She holds an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and will join Yale-NUS in Singapore as an Emerging Writer in Residence, 2015/16.


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photo. Emma Steinkraus