Lisa Ampleman is the author of I've Been Collecting This to Tell You (Kent State University Press, 2012), winner of the 2010 Wick chapbook competition. Her poems have appeared in journals including Cave Wall, Cimarron Review, Court Green, Massachusetts Review, New Ohio Review, New South, and Notre Dame Review. She holds an MFA degree from George Mason University and a PhD from the University of Cincinnati.
Winner of the Stevens Poetry Manuscript Award
"I enjoy the gentleness of these poems, their precision, their good humor, their sometimes sprightly, sometimes melancholy delicacy. The way they capture the world's soft moments, the hushed utterances and muted tones that gather in the margins."
"It is the meditative, the narrative, the lyric, the range of the possibilities of poetic voice—sometimes within a single poem—that mounts steadily through this collection into the full cry of the title."
National Federation of State Poetry Societies Press