Alumni Authors: Lisa Ampleman’00, poet and editor

Since graduating from Beloit with a major in Creative Writing, Lisa Ampleman has published three volumes of poetry, appeared on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily, and is the managing editor of the Cincinnati Review. She began developing her writing talent and editing skills for the English department’s literary magazine, Pocket Lint, and the college’s student newspaper, the Round Table.

Her books include two full-length poetry collections—Romances (LSU Press, 2020) and Full Cry (NFSPS Press, 2013)—and the chapbook I’ve Been Collecting This to Tell You (Kent State UP, 2012).  Her poems have also appeared in various literary journals, including 32 Poems, Cave Wall, Image, Kenyon Review Online, and Poetry.

Lisa holds an MFA from George Mason University and a Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati. She was the Mona Van Duyn Scholar in Poetry at the 2013 Sewanee Writers Conference and is the recipient of two Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prizes. She was a Mullin Scholar at the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at USC from 2013-15.
She lives in Ohio, where she is the managing editor of The Cincinnati Review and the poetry series editor at Acre Books.
Learn more about Lisa Ampleman and her work on her website.
January 29, 2020

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