Lisa Dordal is a poet and teacher based in Nashville, Tennessee. She received a Master of Fine Arts (in poetry) from Vanderbilt University in 2011 and a Master of Divinity, also from Vanderbilt, in 2005. She teaches in the English Department at Vanderbilt.
A Pushcart Prize nominee and the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize and the Robert Watson Poetry Prize, her poetry has appeared in a variety of journals including Best New Poets 2015, Cave Wall, CALYX, Ninth Letter, Rove Poetry, The Greensboro Review, Vinyl Poetry, Nimrod, storySouth, Connotation Press, Public Pool, and The Feminist Wire.
Her first full-length collection of poetry, Mosaic of the Dark, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press (2018): http://www.blacklawrence.com/welcomelisad/
“Humming with inspired metaphors and everyday relevance, these poems are gems.”
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)