Lisa Summe was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She works on VIDA’s Web Team and is a poetry reader 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 is a YesYes Books 2017 Pamet River Prize finalist. She currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA.