Lisa Zimmerman is an associate professor of English. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate in English and History from Colorado State University and received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Washington University in St. Louis. Her poetry and short fiction have appeared in anthologies as well as magazines including Cave Wall, Poet Lore, Colorado Review, The Sun, Natural Bridge, and Indiana Review, among other journals, and is the winner of Redbook Magazine’s Short Story contest. She is the author of five poetry collections including The Light at the Edge of Everything (Anhinga Press 2008) and Snack Size: Poems (Mello Press 2012). Her poetry has been nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize.
Her areas of interest include contemporary poetry, flash fiction, prose poetry and teaching poetry in public schools.
Professor Zimmerman is a coach for the Poetry Out Loud high school recitation project and has taught writing workshops in K-12 classrooms in Colorado and Florida. She has been the poet-in-residence at schools in Fort Collins, Brighton, Aurora, Idalia and Longmont, and has been a master teaching artist at the annual Aesthetic Education Institute of Colorado at the University of Denver 6 times. She lives in north Fort Collins with her family.