Lisa Martin is the author of the recent poetry chapbook Typology (Anstruther Press, 2021), a sonnet sequence in homage to the Myers-Briggs personality types. She is also the author of two full-length poetry collections, One Crow Sorrow (Brindle & Glass, 2008) and Believing is not the Same as Being Saved (University of Alberta Press, 2017) and co-editor of How to Expect What You’re Not Expecting: Stories of Pregnancy, Parenthood, and Loss (Touchwood Editions, 2013). Her work has been shortlisted for a National Magazine Award for Personal Journalism (2012, 2019), the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry (2009, 2019) and the City of Edmonton Book Prize (2019). She won a National Magazine Award in 2012.
Lisa wrote the “Gravida and Parity” column for the Edmonton Journal from 2019 to 2020. She is currently a PhD Candidate and Killam Laureate in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta, and teaches creative writing at Athabasca University, Concordia University of Edmonton and MacEwan University.