Lisa Olstein

Lisa Olstein is the author of Radio Crackling, Radio Gone, (Copper Canyon 2006) winner of the Hayden Carruth Award; Lost Alphabet (Copper Canyon 2009), a Library Journal best book of the year; Little Stranger (Copper Canyon 2013), which was a Lannan Literary Selection and named best book of the year by Coldfront magazine, Black Warrior, and Columbus Alive. Her chapbook, The Resemblance of the Enzymes of Grasses to those of Whales Is a Family Resemblance, was a winner of the 2015 Essay Press contest and will be e-published in fall ’16. Her fourth full-length collection, Late Empire, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon in 2017. Recipient of a Lannan Writing Residency, Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and Centrum, Olstein is also the lyricist for Cold Satellite, a rock band fronted by songwriter Jeffrey Foucault.