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Lisa Marie Basile

Lisa Marie Basile comes from the bloodline of Giambattista Basile, the Italian fairy-tale writer. The only water sign in a family of fire signs, LMB escaped to NYC a decade ago.

She is a graduate of The New School’s MFA program for creative writing. The author of Andalucia (The Poetry Society of New York) and Triste (Dancing Girl Press), her newest chapbook, war/lock, is forthcoming from Hyacinth Girl Press in 2014. Recently, Noctuary Press, run from University of Buffalo, accepted her full-length poetry collection, APOCRYPHAL.

Her work can be seen in PANK, kill author, Johns Hopkin’s The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, decomP, Saudade Review, La Fovea, Prick of the Spindle, elimae & Pear Noir! among many other publications.

She is the founding editor of Patasola Press, a micropress that focuses on emerging, established and female writers. She has taught poetry at The Brooklyn Brainery and at Westfield High School, wears a #bookdress and is a main performer for The Poetry Brothel.

She is an assistant editor for Fifth Wednesday Journal and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize twice.

She is the founding editor of Luna Luna Magazine, a mischievous and sexy online daily magazine, finely curated with pieces about women’s culture, lifestyle and art.

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