May 7, 2015

Poetry on Brick Street Presents Liza Hyatt

liza Hyatt


Indianapolis poet Liza Hyatt is the author of the books The Mother Poems – A Memoir: The Warrior Queen and Her Poet Daughter (Chatterhouse Press, 2014), Under My Skin, (WordTech Editions, 2012) and two chapbooks, Seasons of a Star Planted Garden (Stonework Press, 1999) and Stories Made of World (Finishing Line Press, 2013). She has been published in various regional, national, and international journals and anthologies including Reckless Writing 1 and 2, Red Silk, Painted Bride Quarterly, THEMA, Black River Review, Pudding Magazine, Indiannual 4, 5, and 6, Flying Island, Branches Magazine, and England’s Tears in the Fence. In 2006, Liza received an Individual Artist Project Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission and many of the poems within Under My Skin were created with the help of this funding. Liza wrote The Mother Poems during the last 5 years of her mother’s life. One of the poems within this book, “What We Write,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. The poems in Stories Made of World continue Ms. Hyatt’s exploration of the theme of relationship, specifically the relationship of nature to soul.