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 Jarnot.jpg Lisa Jarnot was born in Buffalo, New York in 1967. She attended the State University of New York at Buffalo from 1986 to 1989, studying with poet Robert Creeley and poet and Blake scholar John Clarke. From 1992 to 1994 she attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, receiving a MFA in Creative Writing, Poetry. Since the mid-1990s she has lived in the New York City area. She has edited two small magazines (No Trees, 1987-1990, and Troubled Surfer, 1991-1992) as well as The Poetry Project Newsletter and An Anthology of New (American) Poetry (Talisman House Publishers, 1997). Between 1993 and 2004 she was a member of the performance group Vole, a folk-rock-poetry band she co-founded alongside musician and sociologist David Michalski. She is the author of four full-length collections of poetry: Some Other Kind of Mission (Burning Deck Press, 1996), Ring of Fire (Zoland Books, 2001 and Salt Publishers, 2003), Black Dog Songs (Flood Editions, 2003) and Night Scenes (Flood Editions, 2008). Her biography of the San Francisco poet Robert Duncan is forthcoming in 2009. She currently lives in Sunnyside, New York with her husband Thomas Evans and their three cats Harry, Mina, and Bela. She works as a freelance horticulturist, is a New York City Licensed Citizen Pruner, and is the owner of Catskill Organics Farm. Her current projects include translating the Iliad and working toward a Black Belt in Kyokushin Karate.
 
from PoetryPolitic: A Blog in 50 Days
Day twenty-seven: Because Poem (from "My Terrorist Notebook")
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