Lisa Ampleman is the author of three full-length poetry collections—Mom in Space (LSU Press, forthcoming 2024), Romances (LSU Press, 2020) and Full Cry (NFSPS Press, 2013), winner of the Stevens Manuscript Competition sponsored by the National Federation of State Poetry Societies—and the chapbook I’ve Been Collecting This to Tell You (Kent State UP, 2012), winner of the Wick chapbook competition. Her poems have appeared on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily, and in literary journals, including 32 Poems, Cave Wall, Image, Kenyon Review Online, Massachusetts Review, Natural Bridge, New Ohio Review, New South, Notre Dame Review, Poetry, Shenandoah, Southern Review, and The Rumpus.

Lisa holds a BA from Beloit College, an MFA from George Mason University, and a PhD from the University of Cincinnati. She is the recipient of scholarships and prizes from the Sewanee Writers Conference, Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prizes, the Mullin Scholar at the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies, and the Hermitage Artist Retreat. Most recently, she was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for FY2022.

She lives in Ohio, where she is the managing editor of The Cincinnati Review and the poetry series editor at Acre Books.