Lisa Summe was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, earned a BA and MA in literature at the University of Cincinnati, and an MFA in poetry from Virginia Tech. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Juked, bedfellows, Lambda Literary, Salt Hill, Waxwing, Bettering American Poetry Vol. 2, and elsewhere. Her first full-length book is forthcoming from YesYes Books in June 2020. You can find her running or eating vegan donuts in Pittsburgh, PA and on Instagram and Twitter @lisasumme.