A 2015 graduate of the Converse College Low-Residency MFA program, Lisa Hase-Jackson earned her Master’s Degree in English with an emphasis in poetry from Kansas State University in 2007. She served on the editorial board for Touchstone Literary Magazine for both the 2006 and 2007 issues.
Lisa’s poems have appeared in such literary magazines as Susquehanna Review, Midwest Quarterly, Sugar Mule, Kansas City Voices, Pilgrimage, As/Us, Fall Lines, and Blast Furnace. Her poems have also been anthologized in People Poetry, To The Stars Through Difficulty: A Kansas Renga; and Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku & Haiga. Links to some of these poems can be accessed in the publication list below.
Lisa is editor of 200 New Mexico Poems, a New Mexico Centennial Project, which won second place in the New Mexico Press Women’s 2013 Communications Contest for Non-Profit Blog. Working with Levi Romero and the University of New Mexico Press, she is revising and expanding the project’s scope for publication. In 2013, she received the Red Shoes Award for her contribution to New Mexico’s poetry community and in the same year, 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. Her Poem “Cesar Chavez” was nominated for an AWP Intro Award iin 2014. While attending Converse College, Lisa was acting Review Editor for South 85 Journal.
Currently, Lisa teaches English and Poetry at the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C. and is a freelance writer, workshop facilitator, and writing coach.
Interview with Sharon Vandermeer:
“Junk Mail,” Jasper/Fall Lines Literary Magazine, Forthcoming
“Carnival,” Blast Furnace, Forthcoming
“Ruth, Lonely Is,” Pilgrimage,
Two Haiku, Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku & Haiga, Dos Gatos Press, 2013
“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,November 2012
“Radishes,” “Prairie Desert,” Sugar Mule Literary Magazine #41, Women Writing Nature, September 2012
“Tuptim Thai,” “Blue Stem,” Blue Ships Creative Arts Magazine, Issue 1, April 2011 (cool cover art by my daughter, Casey Hase!)
“Confused Articulation,” Diversion Press “People Poetry” Anthology, Spring 2011
Missed, Subscribe Online Literary Magazine, Spring 2010
Creative Pulse, STIR: Festival of Words Chapbook Summer 2009
“Forty Acres,” Midwest Quarterly, Summer 2007
“Moonbathing,” Susquehanna Review, Summer 2005
“Born Blue,” “Moonlight and Nightowl,” Inscape Literary Magazine, Summer 2005
“What we Talk About When We Talk About Poetry” with Gary Jackson, South 85 Journal, May 2015
“How Brian Setzer Found, and Kept, His Audience,” South 85 Journal, October, 2014
“Five Weird Ways to Get Writing Done,” Writers March, March, 2014.
“The Power of Limited Choice,” Writers March, March 2013