The Curious Universe Of

Lisa Mecham

I am a voracious reader.

When I was little, my guilty pleasure was sneaking a flashlight into bed so that I could read way past "lights out."



Reading is like breathing to me, I'd have no life without it.

I am equally moved by fiction and non-fiction, longform, short stories and poetry.

Here is an ongoing list of what I've really liked recently.

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I have stories to tell..

Below are some of my recent adventures in writing and storytelling.

Fiction

Asylum

Fiction
October 2013
Juked

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Fiction

Detritus

Fiction
July 2013
Barrelhouse Online
Beach Reads

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Fiction

You Get What You Get

Fiction
November 2012
The Drum Literary Magazine

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Fiction

A Strange Day

Fiction
September 2012
Nib Magazine
Flash Fridays

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Non-Fiction

Projection

Non-Fiction
CHEAP POP
April 2014

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Non-Fiction

A Walk Through Belmont

Non-Fiction
March 2013
Digital Americana
Spoken Word

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Non-Fiction

Lisa's Book Roundup

Non-Fiction
The Rumpus
Ongoing

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Poetry

What Remains

Poetry
Carve
September 2013

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Poetry

At The Foot Of The Unmade Bed & Refraction

Poetry
Bodega
April 2014

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Poetry

The Gravity of a Clear Blue Sky

Poetry
Word Riot
February 2014

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Poetry

Jetsam

Poetry
Chaparral
January 2013

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Poetry

Reservoir

Poetry
Emerge Literary Journal
August 2012

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Poetry

Mercy

Poetry
WordPlaySound
June 2012

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Events

One Book Semester

Events
March - September 2013

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Events

How Readers Read: A Report from the Stacks of Submissions

Events
Association of Writers & Writing Programs 2014

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Events

Storyteller

Events
September 2012
The Monti
Hippo Award Nominee

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Events

AWP: My First Time

Events
March 2013

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Events

Mister Bear Podcast

Events
A few of my pieces read by Mister Bear.

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Events

Tin House Summer Writer's Workshop

Events
Summer 2012
Summer 2013
Winter 2014

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Events

Editor Interviews

Events
The Review Review
Ongoing

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I have always been fascinated by just about everything.


People, places, and ideas seem to float around me in a sea of random connectedness.

If I could have been a musician who writes about architecture while traveling around the world eating the best food on earth, I would have.

Instead — I just put what inspires me here on this Tumblr page. Enjoy.

About Lisa

A midwesterner at heart, Lisa Mecham lives in Los Angeles with her two daughters and the dog they suckered her into.

Lisa writes a little bit of everything. Her work has appeared in Carve, Barrelhouse Online and The Drum, among other publications. She is pursuing a Certificate in Creative Writing from the UCLA Extension Writers' Program where she was nominated for the James Kirkwood Award. Lisa is an associate editor for Unboxed Books, a reader for Tin House Magazine and a regular contributor to The Rumpus.

Lisa is a slave to nostalgia and office supplies and when she isn't procrastinating, she's revising her first novel that she wrote as part of the One Book Semester program at Queens University of Charlotte.