Lisa Summe was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and is a recent graduate of Virginia Tech’s MFA program. She is the Resources Manager for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and a poetry editor for Pittsburgh Poetry Review. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Tampa Review, Smartish Pace, Lambda Literary, Salt Hill, Waxwing, Bettering American Poetry 2016, and elsewhere. Her manuscript, Theoretical You, is a YesYes Books 2017 Pamet River Prize semifinalist. She currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA.