Lisa Kelly is one of our two guest editors for our Deaf Anthology What Meets the Eye? The Deaf perspective.
Lisa has single-sided deafness. She is also half Danish. Her latest collection, The House of the Interpreter (Carcanet), is a Poetry Book Society Summer Recommendation 2023. Her first collection, A Map Towards Fluency (Carcanet) was shortlisted for the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize 2021.
Her poems have been selected for anthologies, including Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back (Nine Arches Press), Carcanet’s New Poetries VII and the Forward Book of Poetry. She is a regular host of poetry evenings at the Torriano Meeting House, London and is co-Chair of Magma Poetry. Lisa is co-editor of The Deaf Issue, Magma 69. In 2019, she read at Poetry International, Southbank Centre for d/Deaf Republic: Poets on Deafness. In 2020, she was commissioned by Nottingham Trent University in partnership with the Science Museum to create a film-poem in collaboration with other poets responding to telephony from a d/Deaf and marginalised perspective. She is currently studying British Sign Language, and is a freelance journalist writing about technology and business.