Image: Lisa Rizzo-Cummings
Lisa Rizzo is the author of In the Poem an Ocean (Big Table Publishing, 2011). Her work has also appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies such as Calyx Journal, 13th Moon, and DoveTales “Nature” An International Journal of the Arts (Writing for Peace, May 2015). Two of her poems received 1st and 2nd prizes in the 2011 Maggi H. Meyer Poetry Prize competition.
Lisa manages to combine her love of words and poetry with her day job. She spent 23 years as a middle school English/Language Arts teacher. Now she works as an instructional coach, helping teachers improve their reading and writing instruction.
Born in Texas, Lisa grew up in Chicago and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area 36 years ago. Even though she has almost settled down, she still travels as often as she can.