About Lisa

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Lisa Dominguez Abraham lives in Sacramento, California, and teaches at Cosumnes River College. Her full-length collection Coyote Logic is being published by Blue Oak Press and will be available February 2019. Previously, she won the 2016 Swan Scythe Chapbook Contest for Mata Hari Blows a Kiss and both a Bazzanella and A Room of Her Own Award literary award from California State University, Sacramento. Her first chapbook, Low Notes, was published by Red Wing Press in 2007. Her poems have appeared in journals such as Southern ReviewPrairie SchoonerNorth American ReviewPoetry EastThe Cumberland River ReviewTule Review and Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, among others. In Spring 2018, she was the featured writer in Suisun Valley Review

She is also involved in community activities involving art and poetry, participating in the “body stories” series by the Sacramento Center for Contemporary Art, based on the work of mixed-media and video artists koo kyung sook and Sandra Davis, and writing and performing “Respite” in response to Wayne Thiebaud’s “Flood Waters” as part of the Crocker Art Museum exhibition “Wayne Thiebaud: The Homecoming.” Most recently, she wrote “Disguise” to accompany painter Frank Ordaz’s “Stella” for the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission’s “In Response: Poets & Artists in Dialogue.” The poem and painting are now a sign and mural in the Auburn, California, Central Square Art Park.