Lisa Dordal is a Writer-in-Residence at Vanderbilt University and is the author of Mosaic of the Dark, which was a finalist for the 2019 Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry; Water Lessons, which was listed by Lambda Literary as one of their most anticipated books for 2022; and Next Time You Come Home (2023). Lisa is a Pushcart Prize and Best-of-the-Net nominee and the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize, the Robert Watson Poetry Prize, and the Betty Gabehart Poetry Prize. Her poetry has appeared in The Sun, Narrative, Image, The New Ohio Review, Best New Poets, Greensboro Review, RHINO, Ninth Letter, and CALYX.
Thanks for sharing! We’re so proud of you!
These are beautiful, Lisa– and I keep coming back to “Even houseflies must have their angels,” and to being envious and amazed at how you managed to move out into such personal and historical spaces and times– into an encapsulating metaphysic, maybe!– from there, with no heavy-handedness at all. Thanks so much for the link!