Lisa M. Hase-Jackson holds a Master’s Degree in English with an emphasis in poetry from Kansas State University and is a trained Creativity Coach. She has developed and facilitated poetry writing workshops and circles all over the world, beginning with the Washburn Writers Fellowship Program in Topeka, Kansas, and including the Peyongchon writers group in Anyang, South Korea and, currently, the Friday Poets Group in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her literary editorial experience includes working on Washburn University’s literary magazine, Inscape; two years with Kansas State University’s literary magazine, Touchstone; managing editor of 200NewMexcioPoems.wordpress.com, a New Mexico Centennial endorsed project celebrating New Mexico’s centennial through poetry; and a variety of trade newsletters. She keeps a blog at ZingaraPoet.net, which features poet interviews, writing exercises, poetry prompts, articles and poetry picks. Lisa’s poetry has appeared in such literary magazines as Inscape, Susquehanna Review, The Midwest Quarterly, Subscribe, Blue Ships, Kansas City Voices, and Sugar Mule, and anthologized in Diversion Press’s People Poetry. Her non-fiction work can be found at Helium.com and is forthcoming at Shadow Box and the Southwest Writers Monthly Newsletter.
Lisa attended two years at Eugene Field Elementary School and three years at Jefferson Junior High, both in Albuquerque. During those years, she was briefly involved with Albuquerque Children’s Theater (holding the role of the White Rabbit in a production of Alice in Wonderland) and performed a pantomime skit with her mother at the Vortex Theater in the early days of its operation.
Lisa’s more recent involvement in the New Mexico poetry community includes her role as Assistant to the Director for the 2009 Stir: A Festival of Words project and reading poetry at such venues as Out ch’Yoanda, Church of Beethoven (currently known as Chatterbox) and UNM Bookstore’s poetry month reading series. She has taught, or currently teaches, English at Central New Mexico Community College, University of New Mexico, Valencia Campus, National American University in Albuquerque, and Southwest Secondary Learning Center.
Here’s a link to Lisa’s interview with Sharon Vander Meer on Writer’s Block, October 30th, 2012.
Fearless Writing, Spring 2013, UNM Continuing Education
Fearless Writing, July 19, 2012, UNM Continuing Education
Write Your Heart Out, August 11, 2012, Southwest Writers
Memoir Writing: Our Stories, Our Lives, Southwest Writing, Aug 22-Sept. 26, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Southwest Writers