Lisa Marie Basile

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet

New York, NY
New York US

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 & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction



Apocryphal (Noctuary Press, 2014)
Apocryphal (SUNY Buffalo, 2014)
war/lock (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2014)
Andalucia (The Poetry Society, 2011)
Triste (Dancing Girl Press, Chicago, 2012)
Connotation Press
Contemporary American Voices
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Kill Author
La Fovea
Pear Noir!
Prick of the Spindle
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The Ampersand Review
The Scrambler
THEthe Poetry
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

Favorite authors: 
Anais Nin, Duras, Allende, Vallejo
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

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Identifies as: 
European American, Feminist, Italian American
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Born in: 
New Jersey
Raised in: 
Rahway, New Jersey, NY
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Last update: Mar 31, 2017