Lisa Kamolnick

About Lisa Kamolnick

Poet and photographer Lisa Kamolnick loves a gentle wind against her skin, the majesty of mountain vistas, and the wide-open of an ocean view. Military bred, Lisa’s nomadic childhood was accompanied by the roar and soar of fighter jets. As an adult, she planted herself in northwest Florida’s sugar-white beach sands, within range of fighter jets and fished-upon jetties leading to the Gulf of Mexico. During an inland detour among lakes and live oaks, she earned a B.A. in English from University of Florida.

Lisa’s subsequent career path offered diverse roles, among them technical editing, business writing, business management, strategic planning, public relations, and marketing and corporate communications. She has also worked as a vocalist and musician. Her path eventually moved up an ancestral trail to northeast Tennessee highlands. Today, Lisa divides her time between Tennessee and Florida as she pursues creative interests.

Through her work, Lisa explores human nature, the human condition, the natural world, and what lies between and beyond. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Moon Magazine; HeartWood Literary Magazine (Heartwood Poetry Prize semi-finalist in 2021); Mildred Haun Review; The Closed Eye Open; Encore 2023; several editions of Tennessee Voices; Women Speak, Vol. 7 and others. Her poem [un]mask[ed] was nominated for Best of the Net. Some of her photography may be purchased on Fine Art America.

Lisa serves as Poetry Society of Tennessee’s president and is a member of Lost State Writers Guild, Florida State Poets Association, and the American Society for Composers and Artists (ASCAP). When not writing or taking photographs, she enjoys cooking (and eating), spending time in nature, and hanging out with family. She and her husband Paul almost always have a DIY project going. They live with Oliver, a vigilant watchdog and occasional poetic inspiration.

Follow Lisa: @lisakamolnick (X, Facebook, Instagram).