Issa M. Lewis is a graduate of the New England College MFA in Poetry program, was the 2013 recipient of the Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize awarded by Backbone Press, and a runner up in the 2017 Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Prize awarded by CALYX.  Her poems have appeared in Pearl, Naugatuck River Review, Blue Lyra Review, and many others.  Her first chapbook collection of poetry, Infinite Collisions, was published in 2017 from Finishing Line Press.

She currently teaches composition and professional writing at Davenport University and serves on the editorial board of Trio House Press, a small press publishing distinct voices in American poetry.  She lives with her husband and two sons, enjoying every beautiful season in west Michigan.