Lisa’s first poetry collection, When the Earth, was published by Quattro Books in 2011. LyricalMyrical Press published her poetry chapbook, This Cabin, in 2013. Her poetry has featured in several publications including, Minola Review, Verse-Virtual, The Quilliad, Synaeresis, Northern Cardinal Review, Open Book Toronto, and the anthologies, The Loyalty of Breath, and “L _ _ _”: A Poetic Study of Relationships. She has a poem forthcoming in Diane Lockward’s book The Practicing Poet: Writing Beyond the Basics.

Her fiction has appeared in the Maple Tree Literary Supplement, Rampike MagazineDead Gender, and Dragnet Magazine.

She is the former fiction editor and senior poetry editor for Existere: Journal of Arts and Literature, and is the founding editor of Juniper, an online poetry journal. Lisa also teaches at the Wychwood Writers Workshop.

From 2011 to 2013, she co-hosted the WordStage Reading Series for the arts organization, the Association for Art and Social Change. She was also a co-organizer of the Art Bar Poetry Reading Series in 2016.

Active in the writing community, she attends poetry retreats, literary readings and workshops throughout the year and is a member of the Seven O’Clock Poets. She lives in Toronto as a freelance editor, writer and teacher. You can visit her blog at