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Lisa Allen’s work has appeared in Listen to Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We're Saying Now (Putnam 2015), Bacopa Literary Review (2018), and the anthology Feckless Cunt (2018). Lisa holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from The Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program at Pine Manor College, where she was a Michael Steinberg Fellow in Creative Nonfiction. She is pursuing an MFA in Poetry, also at Solstice. She's inspired by the work of Abigail Thomas, Dr. Randall Horton, Meg Kearney, Lucille Clifton, Claudia Emerson, and Jacqueline Woodson.