Poetry. Women's Studies. Selected for the 2019 Hilary Tham Capital Collection by Jericho Brown. Like the prairies that populate many of these poems, life often must be burned back to make way for growth. Lisa Hase-Jackson strikes the flinty surfaces of living and ignites a fire that both clarifies and illuminates. Spanning divorce, single motherhood, individuality, and love, FLINT AND FIRE is a collection that burns with brave and honest beauty. Says Denise Duhamel, "Lisa Hase-Jackson's poems are poems of survival—elegantly crafted testimonials, gorgeously empathetic narratives. She pays wildly democratic witness to addiction, racism, mental illness, incarceration, women's shelter pamphlets, and subsidized apartment complexes. An important, fearless, beautiful, wholly American debut."
Lisa Hase-Jackson's award-winning poetry has appeared in such journals as The Midwest Quarterly, Kansas City Voices, The South Carolina Review, and others. Born in Portland, Oregon, and raised primarily in the Midwest, she has lived and taught in such cities as Seoul, Albuquerque, and Kansas City. Her current perch is Charleston, South Carolina, where she is editor of Zingara Poetry Review.Author City: CHARLESTON, SC USA