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Lisa Fay Coutley

  • Visiting Assistant Professor

  • Office: 213 Alder Building
  • Phone: (541) 346-0546
  • Genre: Poetry


M.A. (nonfiction) & M.F.A. (poetry), Northern Michigan University; Ph.D., University of Utah


Cover - Errata (Coutley)   Cover - Carnival of Breathing (Coutley)





  • Errata (Southern Illinois University Press, 2015)
  • In the Carnival of Breathing (Black Lawrence Press, 2011)

Lisa Fay’s collections were awarded the 2014 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition and the 2009 Black River Chapbook Competition. Her poetry and prose have 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 and forthcoming publications include Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Crab Orchard Review, Gulf Coast, Sugar House Review, and Poets & Writers.

Honors & Awards

  • National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship (2013)
  • Academy of American Poets Levis Prize, chosen by Dana Levin (2012)
  • Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Rona Jaffe Scholarship  (2012)
  • Sewanee Writers’ Conference Tennessee Williams Scholarship (2011)
  • Vice-Presidential Fellowship, University of Utah (2010)
  • Sewanee Writers’ Conference MFA Scholarship (2009)
  • Future Faculty Fellowship: A King Chavez Parks Initiative, NMU (2008)
  • Excellence in Education Summer Research Grant, NMU (2008 & 2009)


Interview at Southern Illinois University

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