About the Editor

Lisa Hase-Jackson holds a Master’s Degree in English with an emphasis in poetry from Kansas State University and expects to complete her MFA from Converse College’s Low-Residency program (Spartanburg, S.C.) in July 2015. Her poems have appeared in such literary magazines as Midwest Quarterly, Sugar Mule, Kansas City Voices, Pilgrimage, and As/Us Journal. Her poems have also been anthologized in People Poetry, To The Stars Through Difficulty: A Kansas Renga; Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku & Haiga, and the NMSPS Albuquerque Chapter Poetry Anthology. She is the editor of 200 New Mexcio Poems, a New Mexico Centennial Project, a WordPress Site, which won second place in the New Mexico Press Women’s 2013 Communications Contest for Non-Profit Blog,  and she is working with the University of New Mexico Press on developing print anthology for the centennial project as well. She received the Red Shoes Award for her contribution to New Mexico’s poetry community in 2013 and her poem, “Prairie Rumors,” first published in Kansas City Voices, won first place in the New Mexico Press Women’s 2013 Communications Contest for Single Verse and received honorable mention in the National Federation of Press Women’s 2013 National Contest.

Lisa possess over ten years’ experience teaching at such universities as Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas; the University of New Mexico, National American University, and Central New Mexico Community College, all in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Chung Dahm Learning in Anyang, South Korea; Metropolitan Community College in Independence, Missouri; and, most recently, at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, where she taught Introduction to Poetry. In addition, she is a Writing Coach and has facilitated numerous writing classes, workshops, and groups in and out of the country.

In addition to editing ZingaraPoetry Picks, Lisa is the editor of 200 New Mexico Poems and the Review Editor for South 85 Journal. Her past editorial experience includes Inscape Literary Magazine at Washburn University, Touchstone Literary Magazine at Kansas State University, and volunteer reader for New Letters at UMKC.

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Recent Publications:

Cesar Chavez, As/Us Journal.

Coda and Dissimilitued, NMSPS Albuquerque Chapter Poetry Anthology, Forthcoming

Ruth, and Lonely Is, Pilgrimage , Forthcoming

Two Haiku, Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku & Haiga, Forthcoming

Hope Chest, Johnson County Library Poem a Day Blog (National Poetry Month Celebration), April 22, 2013

Couplet in Tupulo Press’ The Million Line Poem, January, 2013

Prairie Rumors, Kansas City Voices, Issue 10, Forthcoming, November 2012

Balloon Season, 200 New Mexico Poems, A New Mexico Centennial Project, Forthcoming, October 2012

Radishes and Prarie Desert, Sugar Mule Literary Magazine #41, Women Writing Nature, September 2012

Tuptim Thai and Blue Stem, Blue Ships Creative Arts Magazine, Issue 1, April 2011

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