Publications & Awards

The Goldfish Window, Grayson Books, 2018bookcover

“Stunning in its deep entry into the perceptions of the artists it honors, this book is a wonderful celebration of the senses. Also of character, as it brings its artists to life by way of reading their minds most convincingly, and looking through their eyes. I can see the book has been meticulously researched, but the poems soar gracefully on the wings of that work, rather than getting mired in it.”

–Leslie Ullman, author of Library of Small Happiness

Grace Cavalieri named this book an August poetry exemplar in her monthly feature fro Washington Independent Review of Books.  “Great paintings from the 19th and 20th century are memorialized in luminous writing with three-dimensional vision. Textures are felt and seen by an extraordinary poet,” she says in her review.


Poems by Lisa Beech Hartz have appeared or are forthcoming in The Moth Magazine, TriQuarterly, Southern Poetry Review, The Massachusetts Review, Crazyhorse, PANK, Redivider, Poet Lore, Shenandoah, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Gettysburg Review, Blackbird Literary Journal, Tinderbox, and elsewhere. Her work appears in the anthology Circe’s Lament: Anthology of Wild Women Poetry, Accents Publishing.

Honors & Awards

Nominee, Best of the Net, “The Goldfish Window.” Mud Season Review. 2016.

Finalist, (manuscript) The Appearance of Vanishing Things. Brighthorse Books Prize. 2014.

Semi-finalist, (manuscript) The Appearance of Vanishing Things, Philip Levine Prize in Poetry, 2013.