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Lisa Couturier

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Lisa Couturier is an American poet, writer, and animal advocate. Lisa was born in New Jersey, but she grew up in Maryland. She graduated with a Master's degree in Journalism from the University of Maryland in 1985. She also earned a certificate in Women's Studies. Lisa also earned another Master's degree at the Gallatin School at New York University. She lives on an agricultural reserve with her husband, children, and six horses[1].


Writer in The Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community, and the Natural World

The Hopes of Snakes[edit]

Published on January 12, 2006. This book is about the animals that have adapted to urban life in the Northeast[2].


This is a collection of poems Lisa created. Her work was published on November 11, 2014[2]. These collections of poems won the Chapbook Award from the New England Poetry Club in 2015[2].

"Dark Horse"[edit]

This essay was written in inspiration from Lisa's grandfather's thoroughbred racehorse named Fast Smile. The horse ran more than 100 races. This essay was published in the July/ August 2010 issue of Orion Magazine[2]. This essay won Pushcart Prize in 2012 and was also nominated for the Graham Prize for Environmental Writing. From this essay Lisa Couturier was named a notable essayist in Best American Essays in 2004, 2006, and 2011[1].

One Nation Under Coyote, Divisible[edit]

In the Slipstream[edit]


Honors Lisa Couturier has won for her writings include:[2]

  • Pushcart Prize, Essay, "Dark Horse", 2012
  • Nature Writer of the Year, 2007, Bay Science Foundation
  • Notable Essayist, Best American Essays, 2011
  • Notable Essayist, Best American Essays, 2006
  • Notable Essayist, Best American Essays, 2004
  • Finalist, Common Boundary Green Dove Award, 1995
  • Finalist, Sierra magazine Annual Nature Writing Contest, 1994


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