Lisa Gill

From the Depths of Archetypal Encounter

The line that falls between animosity and love
looks like this stanza break: rugged, jagged, blade-sharp.

Harping on hurt, I covet only the black & white of books.
Dove of peace, land on the gray space inside me. I pray a pine.


Lisa Gill is an arts activist and author of three books of poetry including Red as a Lotus, Mortar & Pestle, and Dark Enough. A fourth book, The Relenting, a stage play or poem scripted for two voices, is forthcoming from New Rivers Press. She frequently collaborates with artists and musicians and values the process tremendously. She is also the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a New Mexico Literary Arts Gratitude Award and received her MFA with distinction from UNM in creative nonfiction. Read Richard Oyama’s review of Dark Enough on Duke City Fix or check out how people responded to Lisa’s first book here.

Listen to one of her poems here.

You can find her on facebook or request more information on Lisa from the guild.

[Above photo by Wes Naman.]

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