Lisa Bickmore

Lisa Bickmore is a poet, video artist, scholar and artist of the book, and teacher. She grew up living all over the United States and in Japan. She is the author of three books of poems: Haste (Signature Books, 1994), flicker, which won the 2014 Antivenom Prize from Elixir Press, and Ephemerist (Red Mountain Press, June 2017).

Her poetry, scholarship, and video work have been published in Glass: A Journal of Poetry; Tar River PoetrySugar House ReviewSouthWordCaketrainHunger Mountain ReviewTerrain.orgBite Size Poems project (Utah Arts Council); Quarterly WestThe MothMappingSLC.orgFire in the Pasture: 21st Century Mormon Poets; and elsewhere. In 2015, her poem 'Eidolon' was awarded the Ballymaloe International Poetry Award

Bickmore’s work has been recognized with the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Artist Award in the Literary Arts in 2008, and more recently was named Salt Lake Community College’s first Poet Laureate. As laureate, she founded a reading series, which has featured nationally noted emerging writers, and has founded SLCC’s Community Anthology, a student-edited and published collection of work from SLCC’s broad community. In the summer of 2018, she co-directed an NEH Summer Institute for College and University Faculty, “The Book: Material Histories and Digital Futures.” She has served on several community boards and arts advisory groups. 

She earned a B.A. and an M.A. from Brigham Young University. Currently, she is a Professor of English at Salt Lake Community College, where she was the recipient of the SLCC Foundation Teaching Excellence Award in 2006. She teaches writing of all sorts, as well as publication studies, and is one of the founders of the SLCC Publication Center, a multi-function maker space that facilitates learning about the production and circulation of digital, print, and hybrid texts. 

She lives in West Jordan, Utah.



  • Ephemerist, Red Mountain Press (Santa Fe, NM), 2017.
  • Flicker, Elixir Press (Denver, CO), 2016. Winner of the 2014 Antivenom Prize (George Kalamaras, judge). Finalist, Association of Mormon Letters 2016 Poetry Award.
  • Haste, Signature Books (Salt Lake City, UT), 1994.

Podcasts, Interviews, Performances

Selected Video Essays