Lisa Rizzo


San Carlos, CA

Author's Bio

Lisa Rizzo is a poet and middle school language arts teacher who manages to combine her love of words and poetry with her day job. She was born in Texas, grew up in Chicago and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area 30 years ago. She now lives in San Carlos, CA. Rizzo has participated in many poetry workshops around the Bay Area. For five years, she led a poetry workshop herself, which culminated in the self-publication of a group chapbook titled Five Windows.

B.A. - Northwestern University, English; M.A. - San Francisco University, Education

Publications & Prizes

From the Porch Swing (Silver Boomer Books, 2010)
In the Poem an Ocean (Big Table Publishing Company, 2010)
Prizes won: 

1st and 2nd prizes in the 32nd Annual Bay Area Poets Coalition Poetry Contest 2012

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Born in: 
Mt. Pleasant
Raised in: 
Chicago, IL
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Last update: Aug 07, 2018