Lisa Zimmerman is an assistant 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 River Styx, Poet Lore, Colorado Review, The Sun, Atlanta Review and Indiana Review, among other journals, and is the winner of Redbook Magazine’s Short Story contest. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks and the full-length collections How the Garden Looks from Here, winner of the 2004 Violet Reed Haas Poetry Award and The Light at the Edge of Everything (Anhinga Press, 2008). 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 teaching artist at the annual Aesthetic Education Institute of Colorado at the University of Denver 5 times. She lives in north Fort Collins with her family.