Lisa Hase-Jackson


Charleston, SC
South Carolina US

Author's Bio

Lisa Hase-Jackson’s second poetry collection, Insomnia in Another Town, was selected by Clair Bateman as winner of the 2023 Converse MFA Aluni Book Prize and published by Clemson University Press in February, 2024. Her debut collection of poetry, Flint and Fire, was selected by Pulitzer Prize Winner Jericho Brown for the 2019 Hilary Tham Capital Collection Series, an imprint of the Word Works in Washington DC. Lisa holds an MFA in poetry from Converse University in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and a MA in English from Kansas State University. She has taught poetry and ecofeminism at a variety of colleges and universities, the most recent being the College of Charleston as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Lisa is Editor in Chief of South 85 Journal, founding editor of Zingara Poetry Review and 200 New Mexico Poems.


Recent publications:

Emrys Review, “Just,” May 2021

Witty Partition, “Maple,” Aril 1, 2021

Ice on a Hot Stove, “Just” and “Yield,” Clemson University Press, Forthcoming,

Kakalak, “The Owls at Midday,” Summer 2020

Willawaw Journal, “You Find Yourself in Kansas City,” September 21, 2019 

Publications & Prizes

Insomnia in Another Town (Clemson University Press, 2024)
Flint & Fire (Word Works, 2019)
Prizes won: 
  • Converse MFA Alumni Book Prize
  • Media Women of South Carolina, First and Second Place, Editing, Nonprofit Publication, South 85 Journal, (2021 and 2022)
  • Media Women of South Carolina, First Place, Specialty Artcle, Personal Essay, "Scents You Ask"
  • Media Women of South Carolina, First Place, Single Verse, "Land of the Southwind"
  • Vermont Studio Center Merit Scholarship, December Residency
  • Hilary Tham Capital Collections Series Book Prize
  • New Mexico Press Women,First Place Award, Single Verse Category, “Prairie Rumors”
  • New Mexico Press Women, Second Place, Communication Category, 200 New Mexico Poems
  • Red Shoes Award, Corrales New Mexico, April 2013, for Contributions to the Poetry Community

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Ashley M. Jones Lauren Alleyne Amy Fleury Rick Mulkey Denise Duhamel Evie Shockley Camille Dungy Aimee Nezhukumatathil Sharon Olds Oliver de la Paz Yona Harvey Suzanne Cleary Alison Joseph Charles Simic Louise Gluck
What I'm reading now: 
If One of us Should Fall by Nicole Terez Dutton, Collected Works by Elizabeth Bishop, Best Words, Best Order by Stephen Dobyns

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Any, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Women
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Born in: 
Portland, OR
Raised in: 
Kansas City, MO
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Last update: Feb 21, 2024