Lisa Knisely

Lisa is an accidental freelance writer with a lot of feelpinions. She holds a PhD in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, making her a scary, raging feminist. She is an assistant professor of the liberal arts and the editor of Render: Feminist Food and Culture Quarterly.  When she isn’t busy dropping knowledge on ya, Lisa can be found shopping for clogs, guzzling champagne, cry-singing to lady bands, and writing embarrassing, juvenile poetry. 
 
Age: 32
 
What I Do, Job-wise: Writer, Teacher, Editor
 
What I Do, Fun-wise: Cry into expensive goblets of vintage champagne.
 
My Motto: “It’s better to have loved and lost then to have been happy.” 
 
My Anti-Motto: “Don’t Burn your Bridges” 
 
The First Movie Star I Ever Had A Crush On:  I can’t remember. The first lesbian sex dream I had was about Catherine Zeta-Jones in Entrapment, though. 
 
My “celebs to make out with” list: Is it weird that I only want to write in the names of poets here? Oh well: Matthew Dickman, Hannah Gamble, Ariana Reines, Tony Hoagland, Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, Edna St. Vincent-Millay. James Franco, but don’t tell him that. He seems a little emotionally unstable. 
 
Last Book I Read Without Skimming Any Parts: The Sound and the Fury 
 
My Most Worn Item of Clothing: black tights and gigantic hoop earrings
 
Beauty Products That I Hoard: black eyeliner and bright lipsticks, face lotions, perfumes that smell like food products 
 
I smell like: Shame. Shame and victory. No wait, that’s just shame. 
 
I Have Faked An Orgasm (Yes/No): Exclusively.