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Lisa Birman has been teaching writing for the past fourteen years in the United States, Australia and the Czech Republic. Her first novel, How To Walk Away, was published by Spuyten Duyvil Press in February 2015. She is the author of For That Return Passage – a Valentine for the United States of America (Hollowdeck Press), and co-editor of the anthology Civil Disobediences: Poetics and Politics in Action (Coffee House Press), and has published several chapbooks of poetry, including O – A Conversation and deportation poems. Her work has appeared in Revolver, Floor Journal, Milk Poetry Magazine, Tarpaulin Sky, Trickhouse, Poetry Project Newsletter, thuggery & grace, 26, admit2, Bombay Gin, and not enough night.

Lisa works as a freelance writer, content editor, copy editor, and proofreader. She will work with you to make sure that your project maintains its artistic integrity, while also considering standard forms and grammatical conventions.

Lisa served as the Director of the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics for twelve years, and continues to teach for the MFA in Creative Writing.