Bio

Lisa Ampleman is the author of two full-length poetry collections—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, and Poetry.

Lisa holds a BA from Beloit College, an MFA from George Mason University, and a PhD from the University of Cincinnati. She was the Mona Van Duyn Scholar in Poetry at the 2013 Sewanee Writers Conference and is the recipient of two Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prizes. She was a Mullin Scholar at the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at USC from 2013-15 and is a Hermitage Artist Retreate fellow from 2019-21.

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