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Absence & Presence
In her ninth book, and her second poetry collection with the University of Tampa Press, Lisa Steinman considers both the seen and the unseen as she “meditatively engages the ironies of being,” as poet Maxine Scates has beautifully phrased it. Writer Alice Fulton observes that “In Absence & Presence, Lisa M. Steinman confronts the most unsparing aspects of existence with an intelligence that is nothing short of revelatory.”
Lisa M. Steinman is the author of a poetry chapbook, Ordinary Songs (26 Books, 1996), and of nine full-length books: three about poetry—Made In America (Yale UP, 1987), Masters of Repetition (St. Martin's, 1998), and Invitation to Poetry (Blackwell, 2008). She also has written five volumes of poetry —Lost Poems (Ithaca House, 1976); All That Comes To Light (Arrowood, 1989); A Book Of Other Days (Arrowood, 1993), Carslaw's Sequences (University of Tampa Press, 2003), and Absence & Presence (University of Tampa Press, 2013).
Her poems have appeared in such journals as Notre Dame Review, Chariton Review, Prairie Schooner, Chicago Review, Epoch, Michigan Quarterly, Boulevard, Threepenny Review, The Massachusetts Review and Quarterly West. She is the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Oregon Arts Commission, Literary Arts, and the Rockefeller Foundation, among other places. Since 1983 she has also with her husband, Jim Shugrue co-edited the poetry magazine Hubbub. She has taught at Reed College in Portland for over thirty years.