Monday, November 21, 2016

Saturday, March 12, 2016

The Satellite Reading Series

I am so happy to tell everyone that I will be hosting and curating a new reading series here in Tucson at Bentley's Coffee House: The Satellite Reading Series. The first installment is set for Saturday, April 9th from 7-9 PM, and will take place on the 2nd Saturday of every month thereafter. I will be reading with my good friend David Rawson. Check out the Facebook event page HERE.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Book Release Party

Hello Friends! I have scheduled a book release party to celebrate the birth of Dreams of the Living! It's going to be on Saturday, February 11, at The University of Arizona Poetry Center at 1 PM. Please come if you would like to buy a copy of Dreams of the Living and my other chapbooks; hear me read some poems, and have some coffee. Please note: the reading is taking place in the outdoor odeum space, so please be prepared for a day outside. I am so excited to share my words with you! If you are in the area, please stop by!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Dreams of the Living

You can now order my book Dreams of the Living at ELJ Publications. I would love to share my words with you!:

Here are some comments about the book from fellow poets: 

Lisa M. Cole's Dreams of the Living is a wondrous book, as emotionally charged as it is formally dexterous.  Presenting lyric fragments alongside odes and couplets, the poems in this stunning collection perform the nearly impossible task of reconciling tradition with innovation, of marrying experimentation and our literary inheritance.  These poems are as contemporary as they are sedimented with myth and history, as filled with ruins as they are permeated by light.

Kristina Marie Darling, author of Scorched Altar:  Selected Poems & Stories 2007-2014


Where else but Lisa M. Cole’s Dreams of the Living would one wander through nocturnes in a “body as bomb shelter” among darkened apothecaries and blue-diamond clocks? This book is a gift of the esoteric wedded to the symbolic, our doppelgangers as guests in attendance. An artist of simultaneity and lament, Cole’s Dreams of the Living gives us the Zen garden and the scarred winter, a moontime recollection of that state between loss and sleep.

 —Jon Riccio, Poetry Editor of Fairy Tale Review 

The 'I' of Lisa M. Cole's first full-length collection is invested with the weight of its construction and re-forming over a lifetime marked by violent loss and betrayals of body and heart. In Dreams of the Living, the poet speaks with her bodyheart, an organ that was never betrayed, as attuned to goddesses and ghosts as it is to the sensory world of sunlight, breath, and scars.

-- Wendy Burk, author of The Deer and translator of Tedi Lopez Mills' While Light is Built

And here is my author page at ELJ Publications. 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Pushcart Prize!

I am absolutely thrilled to say that Yellow Flag Press nominated my poem "During Mercury Retrograde" from the chapbook The Love Machine for a Pushcart Prize!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Some New Publications

I am so honored to be included in a few of my favorite literary magazines!:

* First, you can find my found poem "Away Time" in the online magazine Thank You For Swallowing.

* You can also find 3 poems from my manuscript in progress The Blood Moon in the print magazine Four Chambers,

 * My poem Warning is now live at Hermeneutic Chaos. There is even be an audio recording available of my reading it!

* My found poem "As Light As Music" and "Winter's Gold" will soon be appearing in The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society.

* My poem "Archive of the Ruin" is in the December issue of Rogue Agent.

* My poem "The Sentinels Are Waiting" is published in After the Pause.

* "My Cat Eye Blazes" is in the inaugural issue of MockingHeart Review

P. S. I will have some more good news to share with you soon: Dreams of the Living, my first full-length book, from ELJ Publications, is almost ready to be born into the world!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

New Publications

I am so happy to announce that 3 online literary magazines have recently featured new poems of mine. Look at the latest issues of:

The Yellow Chair Review

Third Point Press 



Also, stay tuned for a few other surprises in the coming weeks!