The boxes, stacked in the garage, seem new to me, plastic with clip-lock lids, but we’ve had them for years. They’re dusty and drizzled by Floridian garage-fawna. They don’t look like the […]
Lisa Lanser Rose
I’m Lisa Lanser Rose, (aka. Elisabeth Rose), founder of The Gloria Sirens, member of the board of the Florida Literary Arts Coalition, co-director of the Other Words literary conference, and writing coach.
I’m the author of the memoir, FOR THE LOVE OF A DOG, (Harmony Books), and the novel, BODY SHARERS (Rutgers University Press). I got my BA at West Chester University and an MA and an MFA at Penn State. BODY SHARERS placed among the finalists for the PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for Best First Novel. Recent honors include winner of the 2016 Briar Cliff Review Nonfiction Award, finalist for the 2017 Frank McCourt Memoir Prize, winner of the 2013 Florida Review Editor’s Award, and a Best American Essays 2015 Notable Essay.
I foster herding dogs and train my Border Collies Mick (Trick Dog Champion) and Maisie (Advanced Trick Dog). I’m an AKC CGC Evaluator and a Certified Trick Dog Instructor at the Upper Suncoast Dog Training Club. Dogs are love, so dogs are all you need.
Recently one of my advanced creative writing students confided that she’s struggling on this, the eve of her graduation with a degree in English. She and I struck up an email conversation about […]
Irma Gave Me an Adventure. You can have an adventure, you can have a story to tell, so a story is something that belongs to you and something someone–or something–can give you. […]
I used to joke that everything I learned about teaching, I learned from dog training. Then I’d scold my class, “Sit! Stay! Hush!” The truth is, especially since the rise of positive […]
When I first came upon this title on a Facebook feed, I stopped in my digital tracks. Did I really want to read about and wallow in the breakup of “besties?” Since […]
Hi, everybody, I’m proud to announce that my short, edgy, experimental, cross-genre piece, “This is a Test: A Personal Essay in Six Dissociative Acts” just went live on Atticus Review. It’s a three-decades […]
You dig the new toys on the market and know that polymer scientists and engineers and physicists are responsible for some of the coolest toys that didn’t exist when you were […]
A WordPress Editors’ Pick, February 2017. Girl Scout Cookie season is upon us, and I’m scared. A bunch of Girl Scouts formed a gang that hangs out in front of my neighborhood […]
by Lisa Lanser Rose People tell me all the time they admire me for fostering dogs. “I could never foster,” they say. “I’d get too attached.” I know it’s meant as praise, […]
Like me, maybe you have friends and family all over the political spectrum. Have you noticed that, although the content might be different, they’re suffering the same confusion and dismay? “People gathered all over […]