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 earns money by working as the Graduate Program Administrator in the Neuroscience Department at the University of Pittsburgh and waiting tables on the weekends. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Tampa Review, Smartish Pace, Lambda Literary, Salt Hill, and elsewhere. She likes seitan wings, birthday parties, flossing, and cats. She is considering going back to school to become a dietitian. She is also considering moving somewhere where the only season is summer, though she really likes Pittsburgh.