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.

If my high school math teacher had not also been my gym teacher, perhaps I could have become an architect. Instead, I am following my dream to be a writer.

To the right are some of my recent adventures in writing and storytelling.

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Projection

CHEAP POP
April 2014

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II

At The Foot Of The Unmade Bed & Refraction

Bodega
April 2014

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III

The Gravity of a Clear Blue Sky

Word Riot
February 2014

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IV

How Readers Read: A Report from the Stacks of Submissions

Association of Writers & Writing Programs 2014

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V

Asylum

Juked
October 2013

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VI

What Remains

Carve
Premium Edition
Fall 2013

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VII

Detritus

July 2013
Barrelhouse Online
Beach Reads

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VIII

One Book Semester

March - September 2013

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IX

AWP: My First Time

March 2013

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X

A Walk Through Belmont

March 2013
Digital Americana
Spoken Word

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XI

Jetsam

January 2013
Chaparral

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XII

You Get What You Get

November 2012
The Drum Literary Magazine

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XIII

Storyteller

September 2012
The Monti
Hippo Award Nominee

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XIV

A Strange Day

September 2012
Nib Magazine
Flash Fridays

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XV

Reservoir

August 2012
Emerge Literary Journal

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XVI

Mercy

June 2012
WordPlaySound
An Audio Lit Magazine

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XVII

Mister Bear Podcast

A few of my pieces read by Mister Bear.

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XVIII

Tin House Summer Writer's Workshop

Summer 2012
Summer 2013
Winter 2014

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XIX

Lisa's Book Roundup

The Rumpus
ongoing

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XX

Editor Interviews

The Review Review
ongoing

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I

Projection

CHEAP POP
April 2014

Visit Site

II

At The Foot Of The Unmade Bed & Refraction

Bodega
April 2014

Visit Site

III

The Gravity of a Clear Blue Sky

Word Riot
February 2014

Visit Site

IV

How Readers Read: A Report from the Stacks of Submissions

Association of Writers & Writing Programs 2014

Visit Site

V

Asylum

Juked
October 2013

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VI

What Remains

Carve
Premium Edition
Fall 2013

Visit Site

VII

Detritus

July 2013
Barrelhouse Online
Beach Reads

Visit Site

VIII

One Book Semester

March - September 2013

Visit Site

IX

AWP: My First Time

March 2013

Visit Site

X

A Walk Through Belmont

March 2013
Digital Americana
Spoken Word

Visit Site

XI

Jetsam

January 2013
Chaparral

Visit Site

XII

You Get What You Get

November 2012
The Drum Literary Magazine

Visit Site

XIII

Storyteller

September 2012
The Monti
Hippo Award Nominee

Visit Site

XIV

A Strange Day

September 2012
Nib Magazine
Flash Fridays

Visit Site

XV

Reservoir

August 2012
Emerge Literary Journal

Visit Site

XVI

Mercy

June 2012
WordPlaySound
An Audio Lit Magazine

Visit Site

XVII

Mister Bear Podcast

A few of my pieces read by Mister Bear.

Visit Site

XVIII

Tin House Summer Writer's Workshop

Summer 2012
Summer 2013
Winter 2014

Visit Site

XIX

Lisa's Book Roundup

The Rumpus
ongoing

Visit Site

XX

Editor Interviews

The Review Review
ongoing

Visit Site

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.