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Lisa Wells is a poet and nonfiction writer from Portland, Oregon. Her debut collection of poetry, THE FIX (2018), was selected by Brenda Shaughnessy for the Iowa Poetry Prize. A short essay about the book can be found at the Poetry Society of America, and a review can be read at Publisher’s Weekly. A new book of nonfiction is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 

She’s teaching a memoir class at Seattle’s Hugo House this fall.

Her work appears in Harper’s Magazine, GrantaThe Believer, The Iowa Review, Best New Poets, at The Poetry Foundation and elsewhere. She lives with the writer Joshua Marie Wilkinson in Seattle where they edit The Volta, Letter Machine Editions, and run a small consultancy for writers called DRAFTED IN SEATTLE.

Additional biographical trivia can be gleaned from interviews at Guernica and The Rumpus.