She is a Jamaican poet and author who enjoys a good rainy Sunday. She spends her time negotiating with small children and buying books online. Her debut of poetry Heavy Crowns is currently available on Amazon. She is writing her first novel. She also posts her work on her Instagram and Twitter pages.
Selected Works: “A Beating Heart Beneath the Floorboards”
Lisa Marie Basile
She is an editor, writer and poet living in NYC. She is the founding editor-in-chief of Luna Luna Magazine and the author of APOCRYPHAL (Noctuary Press, 2014), as well as a few chapbooks: Andalucia (Poetry Society of New York), War/Lock (Hyacinth Girl Press), and Triste (Dancing Girl Press). Her book NYMPHOLEPSY (co-authored with poet Alyssa Morhardt-Goldstein), was a finalist in the 2017 Tarpaulin Sky Book Awards. She co-hosts DIORAMA, an NYC-based immersive poetry performance show.
She writes very, very slowly, but she is working on a novella, as well as her next poetry collection. She is a passionate foster care youth advocate, a beach lover and swimmer, and an essayist. She loves reading Luna Luna submissions, making water witchcraft, and traveling to different countries (particularly in the Mediterranean, where her family is from). She is even worse than the textbook definition of Scorpio.
She is a graduate of Yale University (M.Div 2016) and Indiana University (MFA 2012) and a Kundiman fellow. Her chapbook, DIADEM ME, was published by MIEL Press in 2014. She coordinates an intercultural center and teaches in English departments near and far. She encourages you to eat more vegetables and get a road bike.