Lisa Kamolnick

About Lisa Kamolnick

A poet, writer and photographer, Lisa’s work explores human nature, the human condition, the natural world, and what lies between and beyond. 

Texas born, military bred, Lisa Kamolnick’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.

Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in HeartWood Literary Magazine (Heartwood Poetry Prize semi-finalist in 2021); Women Speak, Vol. 7Black Moon Magazine; Mildred Haun Review; Maya’s Micros; Tennessee Voices; and others. Her poem [un]mask[ed] was nominated for Best of the Net. Her photography has appeared or is forthcoming in Wild Roof Journal and other venues. Some of her work may be purchased on Fine Art America.

She currently serves as President for Poetry Society of Tennessee and is also a member of Lost State Writers Guild, Florida State Poets Association, and the American Society for Composers and Artists (ASCAP). 

When not writing, Lisa 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 Carl, a sweet old ginger tabby, and Oliver, a vigilant watchdog and occasional poetic inspiration.

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