Lisa Orme Bickmore
Lisa Orme Bickmore is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Utah and associate professor in English at Salt Lake Community College, where she co-founded the college’s Publication Center.
Bickmore’s poetry collection, Haste, was published by Signature Books in 1994. She is the recipient of the Utah Arts Council poetry award, as well as the winner of the 2015 Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize—one of the most prestigious and valuable prizes in the world, awarded annually to a single unpublished poem. Bickmore’s poem, “Eidolon,” explores themes of grief, loss, and love both sublime and ordinary. Her latest poetry collection, flicker, was released by Elixir Press in 2016 after the collection won the publisher’s 2014 Antivenom Prize. In addition to her collections, individual pieces of Bickmore’s poetry and video work appeared in Quarterly West, Tar River Poetry, Caketrain, Sugarhouse Review, The Moth, Terrain, Mapping Salt Lake City, and Southword. She currently serves on the board of the Salt Lake Film Society.