Lisa Fay Coutley
- Genre: Poetry
- Location: Knight Library Browsing Room
- Time: 8:00pm
- Date: February 4, 2016
Lisa Fay Coutley’s debut collection Errata won the 2014 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition Award and was published by Southern Illinois University Press in fall 2015. She is the author of two chapbooks—In the Carnival of Breathing (Black Lawrence Press, 2011), winner of the Fall 2009 Black River Chapbook Competition, and Back-Talk (Articles Press, 2010), winner of the Rooms Chapbook Contest.
She is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, scholarships to the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences, and an Academy of American Poets Levis Prize. Her writing has been anthologized in Best New Poets, Best of the Net, Best of Kore Press, The Way North, Here: Women Writing on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Double Kiss: Contemporary Writers on the Art of Billiards, and on Verse Daily. Recent prose and poetry publications include Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, Prairie Schooner, and Poets & Writers.
Coutley holds an MFA from Northern Michigan University, where she was Poetry Editor for Passages North, and a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Utah, where she was Poetry Editor for Quarterly West. She is an editor for Linebreak, an annual judge for Black Lawrence Press’ Black River Chapbook Competition, and an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing-Poetry at Snow College.