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Lisa Fay Coutley

Lisa Fay Coutley is the author of tether (Black Lawrence, 2020), Errata (Southern Illinois University, 2015), winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition, selected by Adrienne Su, and In the Carnival of Breathing (BLP, 2011), winner of the Black Lawrence Chapbook Competition. She is also editor of the forthcoming anthology, In the Tempered Dark: Contemporary Poets Transcending Elegy (Black Lawrence, 2024). Her poetry has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, fellowships and scholarships to the Sewanee and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences, an Academy of American Poets Levis Prize, selected by Dana Levin, and the 2021 Gulf Coast Poetry Prize, selected by Natalie Diaz. Her poetry and prose have been published and anthologized widely and have appeared most recently in Brevity, Copper Nickel, Gulf Coast, NELLE, Terrain, Waxwing, and on Verse Daily. She is an Associate Professor of Poetry and Creative Nonfiction in the Writer’s Workshop at the University of Nebraska Omaha. She can be found at www.lisafaycoutley.com.

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