lisa marie basile

…is a poet, essayist and editor living in New York City. She's the founding editor-in- chief of Luna Luna Magazine, an online magazine & community dedicated to literature, magical living and idea. Most recently, she is the author of LIGHT MAGIC FOR DARK TIMES, a collection of practices and rituals for intentional and magical living out from Quarto Publishing/Fair Winds Press. Her newest poetry collection, NYMPHOLEPSY, co-authored by Alyssa Morhardt-Goldstein, was also recently released via Inside The Castle press. It was a finalist in the 2017 Tarpaulin Sky Book Awards.

She regularly creates dialogue and writes about intentionality and ritual, creativity, poetry, foster care, addiction, family trauma, and chronic illness—particularly Ankylosing Spondylitis, a disease with which she lives.

Her essays and other work can be found in The New York Times, Chakrubs, Narratively, Sabat Magazine, Refinery 29, Healthline, Entropy, Bust, Bustle, The Establishment, Hello Giggles, Ravishly, Cosmopolitan, and more. Her work has been nominated for the Best American Experimental Writing anthology and for several Pushcart Prizes, and has appeared in Best Small Fictions—selected by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Robert Olen Butler. She is also the author of a few other poetry collections, including Apocryphal, war/lock, Triste, and Andalucia.

She studied English and psychology as an undergraduate at Pace University, and received a Masters in writing from NYC’s The New School. 

Want to learn more? She’s been featured at Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, HelloGiggles, The Cools, and more.

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