Lisa Zaran was born in 1969 in Los Angeles, California. She is an American poet, essayist and the author of six collections including The Blondes Lay Content and the sometimes girl, the latter of which was the focus of a year long translation course in Germany. Subsequently published to German in 2006 under the title: das manchmal mädchen. Selections from her other books have been translated to Bangla, Hindi, Arabic, Chinese, German, Dutch, Persian and Serbian. Her poems have appeared in hundreds of literary journals, magazines, broadsides, anthologies and e-zines including: Juked, Ramshackle Review, Apparatus Magazine, Hudson Review, Black Dirt, Other Voices, Kritya, The Dande Review, Soul to Soul, Nomad's Choir Poetry Journal, Not a Muse Anthology, Best of the Web 2010, Literature: an intro to Reading and Writing by Pearson as well as being performed in Glasgow's Radio Theater Group and displayed in SONS, a museum in Kruishoutem, Belgium. Lisa is founder and editor of Contemporary American Voices, an online collection of poetry by American poets. She is also the author of Dear Bob Dylan, a collection of letters to her muse. She lives and writes in Arizona.
the sometimes girl, 2004, Inner Circle Publishing
You Have a Lovely Heart, 2004, Little Poem Press
The Blondes Lay Content, 2006, Lulu Press
Subtraction Flower, 2006, Lulu Press
Juked, 2 River 'View, The Literary Burlesque, The Camel Saloon, The Dead Mule, Nomad's Choir Poetry Journal, Unlikely Stories, SubtleTea, Snakeskin, Wild Goose Poetry Review, Pirene's Fountain, Hudson Review, The Tower Journal, Flutter, Concelebratory Shoehorn Review, Gloom Cupboard, Kritya, Literature-an Intro to Reading and Writing, The Legendary, Best of the Web Anthology, Full of Crow, All Things Girl, A Little Poetry, Chickasaw Plum, Litterbox, Poor Mojo's Almanac, Opium, Skyline Review, The Peregrine Muse, Soul to Soul, Apt., Media Cake, Alba, Feathertale and many others.