Lisa M. Hase-Jackson

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An Alumna of Washburn University, Lisa Hase-Jackson’s debut collection of poetry Flint and Fire was selected for the 2018 Hilary Tham Capital Collection Series by Jericho Brown. She holds an MFA in poetry from Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and a MA in English from Kansas State University. Her award-winning poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals, anthologies, and online magazines including The Midwest Quarterly, Kansas City Voices, Kansas Time and Place, and I-70 Review. Born in Portland, Oregon and raised primarily in the Midwest, Lisa is a traveler at heart and has spent her adult years living and writing in such places as Anyang, South Korea, Albuquerque, New Mexico and Spoleto, Italy. Her current perch is Charleston, South Carolina where she teaches and writes. She is the current and founding editor of Zingara Poetry Review and Managing Editor of South 85 Journal.

Bibliography ( - housed in Thomas Fox Averill Kansas Studies Collection)

Flint & Fire, The Word Works, Washington, D.C., June 2019

200 New Mexico Poems, an online anthology, Wordpress, 2012: https://200newmexicopoems.wordpress.com/

 

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Lisa M. Hase-Jackson

Writing Samples

Junk Mail

My new husband pulls the hood of his sweatshirt
over his head and jokes—in that inappropriate way men

think is so funny—that I should come looking for him
if he doesn’t return from checking the mail.

My heart jumps that short space between my chest
and throat, but I don’t laugh because it’s dark

outside and all of our neighbors are white.
I worry every minute of the five he is gone,

recite the Serenity Prayer like a perpetual mantra
until he comes back through the front door, keys

in hand, dragging a little of the night’s cool air with him.
In the pile of mail, a few sealed envelopes

from utility companies, a church flier, sheets
of glossy coupons—the kind you can’t recycle.

The evening passes as so many do: dinner,
reading in bed, goodnight kisses. When morning

comes and my husband leaves for work, I watch
him drive out of the cul-de-sac. The sound

of the engine fades into sunrise, and I go to the closet
where he hangs the clothes he doesn’t fold, pull down

every single hoodie he owns, even the Adidas we bought
in Korea, and shred them all to unwearable strips.
(First published in Fall Lines)

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Zingarapoet
Twitter: @ZingaraPoet
Wordpress: Zingarapoet.net (Zingara Poetry Review)

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July 13, 1966

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