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Lisa Zimmerman

Lisa Zimmerman


College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Contact Information

(970) 351-2033
(970) 351-3378
Ross 1190C
Office Hours
T 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. and W 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. & by appointment
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
English Department
Campus Box 109
Greeley, CO 80639


Professional/Academic Experience

Other Experience

Research/Areas of Interest

Contemporary poetry, poetry and diversity, flash fiction, literature and the environment

Publications/Creative Works


In Places Without Time Nothing Hurries (Leaping Mountain Press)

Traveling Among the Animals (Pudding House)

How the Garden Looks From Here (Winner of the Violet Reed Haas Poetry Award)

The Light at the Edge of Everything (Anhinga Press)

Snack Size: Poems (Mello Press)

The Hours I Keep (Main Street Rag)


“Whatever,” Gambling the Aisle, March, 2015.


“Five Poems, Five Photographs,” CEA Critic, 2016.

“Dreaming the Lost Ones,” Two Cities Review, February 2016.

“I Remember Saying,” Damselfly, January 2016.

“Driving to Denver in January,” Main Street Rag, Summer 2015.

“Poem for Saint Blaise,” Gravel, Spring 2015.

“When I Say…” and “Villanelle for Absence,” Cave Wall, Winter 2014/2015.

“An Abbreviated Tour of Tantrums” and “A Beginning,” Hamilton Stone Review, Winter 2015.

“Four Line Elegy” and “Distracted by Science,” Four Ties Literary Review, Summer 2014.

“Pear Tree at Sunset,” Garden Blessings (anthology), Spring 2014.

“The Night After the Partial Eclipse,” UNC News, April 2014.

“The Visiting Poet Says Word Forget How to Mean,” TheNewPoet.com, April 2014.

“I Wish in the Forest Fire of Your Heart” and “Small Winged Ode,” OpenWindow, Fall 2013.

“I Had Been Thinking of Too Many Dark Things” and “This Could Be My New Life,” Natural Bridge, Fall 2013.

“Tundra Swan” Poetic Inventory of Rocky Mountain National Park, Summer 2013.

“Two Pages from the Book of the Interior, “What Else was Happening,” and “Elegy for a Dog,” Snake Nation Review, Summer 2013.

“The Wash Prayer,” Gratitude Prayers: Prayers, Poems and Prose for Everyday Thankfulness (anthology), Winter 2013.

“Caught,” The Smoking Poet, Winter 2013.

“Mood,” “What’s Hidden,” and “Annunciation,” Four Ties Lit Review, Fall 2012.

“Envy,” and “At a Café on Saturday Morning,” Spittoon, Fall 2012.

“Elegy for the Typewriter,” FLARE: The Flagler Review, Fall 2012.

“Rapunzel, After,” Once Upon a Time (Anthology), Destiny to Write Publications, February 2012.

“On the Kindness of Strangers,” Very Short Poems Anthology, Accents Publishing, Winter 2011.

“Before the Elegy,” Echoes, Winter 2011.

“Elegy for Phone Booths,” “The Sound the Rain Makes Not Falling,” and ”Fourteen Lines, Resisting,” 10 X 3 Plus Magazine, Fall 2011

“Simple Tasks,” Adanna, Summer 2011.

“A Shift in Perspective,” Natural Bridge, Spring 2011.

“Sudden Possible Shifts of” and “Visiting Writer,” Cave Wall, Winter/Spring 2011.

“The Essence of Flimsy,” “Sonnet for the Stolen Hour” and “How It Adds Up,” Tryst Poetry Journal, February 2011.

Honors and Awards

HSS Diversity in the Classroom Award 2013

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