Lisa Olstein

Lisa Olstein is the author of four poetry collections, most recently, Little Stranger (Copper Canyon Press, 2013) and Late Empire (forthcoming in 2017). Her chapbook, The Resemblance of the Enzymes of Grasses to those of Whales Is a Family Resemblance, was a winner of the 2015 Essay Press Prize and will be released in fall 2016. Recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a Lannan Writing Residency, and fellowships from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and Centrum, she is a member of the poetry faculty for the University of Texas at Austin’s New Writers Project and Michener Center for Writers.


Micro(inter)view with Suzanne Buffam: How Not To Kill The Baby, curated by Lisa Olstein

Suzanne Buffam was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. She earned an MA in English from Concordia University and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her poetry collections include Past Imperfect (2005), The Irrationalist (2010), and A Pillow Book (2016). She has received the CBC Literary Award for Poetry […]


Lines Flecked With Gold and Scarlet: An Experiment in Color, Introduced by Lisa Olstein

    Poet-Reader-Person, what color is your heart? Green, says Sharon Olds (Deep in my body, my green heart) in “The Winter After Your Death,” fourteen lines flecked also with gold and scarlet, black and white. And if you are a rabbit humped higher and higher, black as stone, what […]