Lisa Higgs

Lisa Higgs’ second chapbook Unintentional Guide to the Big City was published by Red Bird Chapbooks in April 2015. Her work has been published in numerous literary journals – including Crab Orchard Review, Water~Stone Review, Midwestern Gothic and PMS: poemmemoirstory – and been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and two Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards. Lodestar, her first chapbook, was published in 2011. A Minnesota native (and for most of her life, resident), Lisa was fortunate to be named a participant in the Loft Literary Center Mentor Series in Minneapolis from June 2006 through May 2007. She received her M.F.A. in creative writing from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Currently, Lisa teaches composition and creative writing at the University of Illinois Springfield and serves as a poetry reader for Quiddity International Literary Journal. She also is President of the Vachel Lindsay Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing literary arts workshops and readings to the Springfield area. 

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