Lisa Fishman is the author of Mad Kings, Mad World, Mad Composition (Wave Books, forthcoming 2020), 24 Pages and other poems (Wave, 2015), F L O W E R C A R T (Ahsahta Press, 2011), Current (Parlor Press, 2011) and The Happiness Experiment (Ahsahta, 2009). A North American writer (US and Canadian), Fishman is working on dividing her time between Wisconsin, where she currently lives, and somewhere across the border.
Brevity, oddity, familial joys and intermittent worries, and delight in rural space have come to be what we expect from Fishman.
Fishman is laconic, witty, and faintly elegiac...
Lisa Fishman is a writer who works —confidently, brilliantly—in close-up, often phrase to phrase, building texts that knock you over with their rhythms & insights even though it would be very difficult indeed to paraphrase what she’s doing.
Reviews of books by Lisa Fishman
Mad World, Mad Kings, Mad Composition (forthcoming)
24 Pages and other poems
- “Orfordville” (on Poets.org)
- “Heft” (in Poetry)
- “Surface Translations” (in Poetry)
- “Of Unknowing” (from the Woodland Pattern poetry archive)
- Two poems (in Konundrum Engine Literary Review)
- “Myth” (in GutCult)
- “Instructions/Confessions” (in GutCult)
- “Night in Växjö” (on Under the Midnight Sun)
- Poems from 24 Pages (in OmniVerse)
- The Conversant, with H.L. Hix
- Interview (begins at 13:00) by Christopher Johnson on Santa Fe's KVSF 101.5 podcast of Collected Words, Collected Works Bookstore’s weekly radio show
- Reading for Machine Project's Mystery Theater Poetry Archives: