Lisa Marie Basile

New York, NY 10005

Author's Bio

Lisa Marie Basile is an editor, writer and poet living in NYC. She founded and edits Luna Luna Magazine and is the author of APOCRYPHAL (Noctuary Press, 2014), as well as a few chapbooks, including Andalucia (Poetry Society of New York). Her poetry and other work can be or will be seen in PANK, Spork, Atlas Review, Tarpaulin Sky, the Tin House blog, The Huffington Post, The Rumpus, Rogue Agent, Moonsick Magazine, Best American Poetry, PEN American Center and the Ampersand Review, among others. She has spoken on the topics of writing and publishing at Westfield High School, New York University, Columbia University and Emerson College. Her work was recently selected by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Robert Olen Butler for inclusion in the Best Small Fiction 2015. Her essays have also been included in several anthologies, including CREDO, released by Cambridge Writers’ Workshop. She has been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes and for Best American Experimental Writing 2015.

Publications and Prizes

(The Poetry Society, 2011)
, Apocryphal
(SUNY Buffalo, 2014)
, Apocryphal
(Noctuary Press, 2014)
, war/lock
(Hyacinth Girl Press, 2014)
, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Contemporary American Voices, decomP, Elimae, Entropy, InDigest, Kill Author, La Fovea, Metazen, MiPOesias, Pank, Pear Noir!, Prick of the Spindle, right hand pointing, Rougarou, Spork Press, The Ampersand Review, The Foundling Review, The Scrambler, THEthe Poetry, THRUSH Poetry Journal
(Dancing Girl Press, Chicago, 2012)
Prizes Won: 
Best American Experimental Writing Nomination, 2015 Outstanding Student Departmental Merit Scholarship, New School MFA 1st Place James Rose Poetry Award - Pace University (2009) 1st Place Creative Writing Award, Pace University (2006) 2nd Place James Rose Fiction Award - Pace University (2009) 2nd Place James Rose Poetry Award - Pace University (2008) 3rd Place Billie and Curtis Owen Fiction Award - Pace University (2008)

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
House of Incest by Anais Nin
Orange Crush by Simone Muench
Swoon by Victoria Redel
The Lover by Marguerite Duras
The History of Violets by Marosa di Giorgio
Favorite Books: 
The Lover, The Stranger, Delta of Venus
Favorite Authors: 
Anais Nin, Duras, Allende, Vallejo

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
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Identifies as: 
European American, Feminist, Italian American, Other
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Rahway, New Jersey, NY
The heat of our menagerie: no water now; or was there ever water? or life, desecrated by votives, our manic curiosity & sweat-things, coffinrooms filled of our foul, vetiver-violated black mattresses and shrines of seashells, and suitcases and such and. and august, or was it? it was an eternity, I mean that, a never-time, some dream of mine, or maybe not.
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Last updated: Mar 31, 2017