Lisa Zimmerman

Lisa Zimmerman is a professor of English and creative writing at the University of Northern Colorado. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate in English and History from Colorado State University and received her MFA in Creative Writing from Washington University in St. Louis.
Her poetry and short fiction have appeared in anthologies as well as magazines including Cave Wall, Florida Review, Poet Lore, Colorado Review, The Sun, Natural Bridge, and Indiana Review, among other journals, and is the winner of Redbook Magazine’s Short Story contest.
She is the author of six poetry collections including How the Garden Looks from Here (Violet Reed Haas Poetry Award) and The Light at the Edge of Everything (Anhinga Press). Her sixth collection, The Hours I Keep, was published by Main Street Rag in September 2016. Her poetry has been nominated four times for the Pushcart Prize.

Find her online at the Colorado Poets Center.

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Lisa Zimmerman is available for full or part-time residencies.


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  • Creative Writing

    Workshop or Residency for grades 3rd through 12th

    Lisa offers 50-60 minute creative writing workshops for students and teachers that would connect with their curriculum: Persona poems; history poems/writing; science and poetry; poetry and the natural world.