Each week we will be connecting with our contributors showing where they have been, where they are now, and what’s up for the future.
Name: Lisa Lopez Smith
Title of Piece Published in Sweet: film reel
Lisa resides at her home in Mexico after visiting her hometown in Canada. She hopes to eventually have a website.
What are some major accomplishments you have had since your Sweet publication?
I published an article in Lacuna Magazine about walking across the Sonoran Desert from Mexico to the States to remember those who have died making the journey, and a poem in CuiZine: Journal of Canadian Food Culture about the time we slaughtered one of our sheep here at home.
Can you tell us about a current/ongoing project that you’re excited about?
I am working on a poetry chapbook and revising my YA novel.
Who is your favorite author?
I recently finished Luis Alberto Urrea’s The Hummingbird’s Daughter, and fell in love with his prose that often reads like poetry, and how he breathed life into images of Mexico during the revolution.
What is your favorite poem/essay/book?
Jean Vanier’s Becoming Human has a permanent spot on my bedside table so that when I finish it, I can just start reading it again.
What inspires you to write?
Writing is how I make sense of the world. Even on a bad day writing still has some satisfaction in it, that at least I showed up doing what I’m here to do.
What is your favorite sweet?
The raw vegan Black Forest Cake from Alissa Cohen’s raw/vegan recipe book: cherries, nuts, carob, avocado magic!
Thank you, Lisa, for taking the time to reconnect with us. We look forward to seeing more of your work in the future!