Lisa Summe was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a member of VIDA’s Web Team. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Juked, Smartish Pace, Lambda Literary, Salt Hill, Waxwing, Bettering American Poetry Vol. 2, and elsewhere. Her first full-length manuscript, Say It Hurts, is a 2018 YesYes Books Pamet River Prize semi-finalist. She currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her two fuzzy cats.