Lisa Marie Basile
  • Female
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • United States
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Who I am:
My literary journal:
My twitter:
My blog:
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
"A Decent Voodoo" (Cervena Barva Press, 2012)
"Vwa: Poems for Haiti" (Released by Caper Literary Journal, CreateSpace)
Media outlets that I currently write for:
Caper Literary Journal—Journal of Prose and Poetry
Suite 101
Demand Media
Pace University Magazine
My writing is:
Fiction, Poetry, Memoir, Journalism
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
I will review books.
Services I offer to other writers:
I offer publication and author features on Caper Literary Journal ( and author interviews for post on
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
I am seeking a writer's group.
My professional associations:
Member of Poetry Society of America (PSA).
I am interning for PEN American Center.
I attend the New School M.F.A. Program.

My Bio

is founding editor of Caper Literary Journal. Her full-length book, "A Decent Voodoo," will come out on Cervena Barva Press. She attends the New School for a graduate degree in Creative Writing. She works as a bookseller at McNally Jackson books in NYC.

Her work has been featured in several magazines and publications, including elimae, Willows Wept Review, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Word Riot, Writers' Bloc (Rutgers), The View from Here, Dew on the Kudzu, The Foundling Review, The Moon Milk Review, Feile-Festa, Vox Poetica, The Medulla Review, Physiognomy in Letters, Melusine, Aphros, Black Lantern Publishing and Contemporary American Voices among others. She is featured in Poets and Artists Magazine’s February 2010 issue.

Currently working with the literary organization PEN American Center, she will serve on the panel of judges for the prison writing program, along with writers like Jackson Taylor and Marie Ponsot.

She has read poetry at KGB bar, hosted and read at Happy Ending Lounge and has performed and read with the Poetry Brothel, NYC at The Back Room. She has read at the Moon Milk Review/Madhatter literary party in Washington D.C. in October. She was recently a featured reader with the Italian American Writer's Association at Cornelia Street Cafe in NYC.


She has been awarded 1st place writing awards in both fiction and poetry at Pace University's Annual Writing Awards.

Her favorite writers are Borges, Allende and Marquez. Her favorite poet is Cesar Vallejo.

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At 1:01pm on October 7, 2010, Piccola Durand Dowling said…
thats would be my honor, you can publish any of my poetry or paintings work Lisa!
At 12:17pm on September 16, 2010, Patricia Caspers said…
Thanks for the friend request!
At 8:31pm on September 8, 2010, Renate Stendhal said…
Fabulous to hear from you, Lisa Marie! I will find something for you -- sister in spirit, loving Gertrude Stein! I am on my way to Europe but will caper on at my return! A bientot, Renate
At 11:28am on September 8, 2010, GloriaFeldt said…
Thanks so much for reading and your comment! I'd love to know what it is that you like about what I've written.
At 1:48pm on September 7, 2010, Renate Stendhal said…
Glad to have a new friend, Lisa. I look forward to "capering" on your site...
At 8:03am on May 28, 2010, Meg Waite Clayton said…
Welcome to She Writes. If you’re looking for a place to jump in here, you might enjoy checking out the Poetry Social group. Hope you'll enjoy the site!

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The Siren Series Annual Innovative Chapbook Competition is for female poets. Patasola Press aims to promote female writers by publishing 1 or 2 Siren Series chapbooks each year. The reading period is February 10-March 30 2013, and notifications will go out by mid-April. Previous winners include Mary Lou Buschi and T.M De Vos. 

The poet must be an individual who identifies as “female.” Multiple submissions and collaborative work is acceptable.

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