Poems & Prose Online

Photo Credit: Danelle Buyarski

Photo Credit: Danelle Buyarski


Creative Essays
Brevity–Midnight Baseball” 
The Hunger
–“Some Nights” & “Gone
The Cincinnati Review–Honeycomb
Prairie Schooner–Why to Run Racks
(Named a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2016
Ocean State Review–
As the Water Recedes” 
Passages North
: Writers on Writing–“Why to Kill Your Paradise

Critical Essays & Interviews
32 Poems–The Structure of Grief
As It Ought to Be–Growth, Wildness, & 80s Jingles” (Q&A)
LitBridge–“Patientia: PhD Reflecting
She Writes–“Sentimentality Be Damned: On Gratitude
Prairie Schooner–“The Strange Spinning that is Grief” (Interview)
Speaking of Marvels–“In the Carnival of Breathing” (Interview)
Southern Illinois University Press–“Errata Q&A” (Interview)
Untitled Town–“Finding Empowerment in the Vulnerable” (Interview)


On Home” & “My Lake
Self-Portrait as Pyrocumulonimbus” (6:25)
One Pause Poetry–“Shooting Geese” (audio only)

Check out LFC’s Sewanee Book List: 80 Amazing Authors/80 Amazing Books

POEMS ONLINE (selected)

Waxwing–“To the Friend Who Sent Me Goodwill Forks as a Gift” 
June: Tinea
Verse Daily–“Why to Save the World,” “The Letter I Never Send,” “Of Course,” “To the Astronaut: On Impact,” “Barefoot on the Pulpit,” “Careo,” “To Sleep,” “View from the High Road
Tupelo Quarterly–Sensory Deprivation Floats” & “The Letter I Never Send
Terrain–“Letter to the Aftermath
Southern Illinois University Press–“Shooting Geese” & “When He Comes at Me
storySouth–“To Be Honest
Sugar House Review–The Dream Talks” (in Sneak Preview)
Pedestal–Posing for Aunt Sandy
Dear Mom–
Poetry Daily–Lake Prediction
Ninth Letter–
Careo” (Best of the Net)
Narrative–“Dear John–,” “Duplex,” & “Letter I Never Send” 
National Endowment for the Arts Writers’ Corner–
Dear Morpheus
The Missouri Review–“Oubliette
The Los Angeles Review--“Wind Turbine Erection: A Time Lapse Video
Kenyon Review–
Researchers Find Mice Pass On Trauma…”
& “Delayed Communique
The Lapidary Speaks
inter|rupture–“Girl, Informing
Ink Node–“Driving Drunk, & a Dozen White Crosses,” “My Lake,”
On Home,” “The Study of Lakes
Glass–“Astronaut: On Forget” & “In Love, Fridays are Best Spent Watching the Discovery Channel
f a i l b e t t e r–Self-Portrait as Mountains Surrounding a Dry Lakebed
The Poet & The Astronaut” & “Partial Eclipse, Hail
Love in the Language of Aviation,” “What Have You,” & “Blue Sky
Drunken Boat–
Ode to Post Partum” & “Ode to Pain
DMQ Review–
cream city review–
Self-Portrait as Pyrocumulonimbus” & “Driving Up-Canyon
–“The Way The Plot,” “Relinquere,
Portrait as Facts of Energy Between Us
CDC Poetry Project–“December 17, 2017
Boxcar Poetry Review–“Elegy for a Skinwalker
Blackbird–“During the Final Scene” & “Why to Bury a Parrot” (2009) & “Leash Training” (2019)
Adroit–“To Astronaut: On Fall
AGNI–“Shelter: Michigan

VIDEO (Readings & Interviews)

GMR Social Distance Reading Series (May 2020)
Black Lawrence Press Reading Series (May 2020)
Crucible Reading Series Online Reading (April 2020)
OmahaLitFest FacebookLive Reading (April 2020)
U.P. Women Authors” (TV Interview, June 2015)
PBS / Media Meet with Bill Hart
U.P. Poets Charmi Keranen, Andrea Scarpino, Alison Swan,
& I chat about poems, the UP, & the anthology HERE.


Breaking down the sonnet at UWGB in the classroom where I had my first poetry class fifteen years earlier.

Read a recent mini-review of Errata by UntitledTown Blogger Nick Reilly.

The Strange Spinning that is…grief“–an interview with Prairie Schooner on constructing a first book and writing through and about complicated grief.

Read a recent interview between Lisa Fay and Roberto Rodriguez, Managing Editor for Sheepshead Review–the literary journal that LFC helped to revive during her undergraduate days at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Read recent reviews of Errata in Los Angeles Review of BooksPassages NorthThe Rumpus, Weave, and Kenyon Review Online

Read a Q&A between Lisa Fay and Southern Illinois University’s Kirk Schlueter (includes several poems–not available elsewhere–from Errata).

Watch a PBS interview on Media Meet with host Bill Hart and poets: Charmi Keranen, Andrea Scarpino, Alison Swan, and I, discussing poetry and the Upper Peninsula and reciting poems (August 2015).

Or peek inside In the Carnival of Breathing and read “Staying Afloat,” “Respiration,” “On Home,” “The Study of Lakes,” “To Sleep,” and “My Lake.”

*For a complete list of publications, including anthologies, print journals & magazines, please see Lisa Fay’s Curriculum Vitae.

If you have questions/comments or would like to order an inscribed copy of tetherErrata, or In the Carnival of Breathing, please contact Lisa Fay.