Lisa Alletson is a Canadian writer who grew up in South Africa and the UK. After a series of life-changing events, she started writing as a source of stillness and a way to heal.
Lisa's prize-winning debut poetry chapbook, Good Mother Lizard, (Headlight Review) was published in September 2022. Her writing has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best Small Fictions, Best Microfiction, Best of the Net, and Ellipsis Zine's "Best of". Her poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction stories have appeared in literary journals including Crab Creek Review, New Ohio Review, Typehouse Literary, Bear Review, Lumiere Review, Gone Lawn, Bending Genres, Pithead Chapel, as well as The Globe and Mail. She studied poetry with Carl Phillips in the 2022 Kenyon Review Summer Workshop. Lisa writes little things on Twitter @LotusTongue.
Lisa's peaceful place is the Big Rideau Lake, where she writes, paddleboards with her dog, plays boardgames with her family.