Lisa Cheby is a poet and educator in Los Angeles, CA. She is completing her poetry manuscript, Stop and Read Yourself for the First Time, and developing her critical writing on confessional poetry and gender, both projects she started while completing her MFA at Antioch University. Lisa is also finishing two chapbook manuscripts: Harmony was Always Here and Love Lessons from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She teaches English, journalism, and filmmaking in public schools after dabbling in careers in social work and video editing. In addition, she mentors young writers through poetry clubs and writing workshops. Lisa worked on the Board of Directors of the Valley Contemporary Poets, a non-profit organization working to promote quality poetry to the San Fernando Valley and is the new editor of Annotation Nation Poetry. When she’s not experimenting with formal and free verse, Lisa tries to spend as much time as possible practicing yoga, salsa dancing, and exploring her natural and urban surroundings.
For more about Lisa’s publications, readings, and workshops visit her website.