Creative Courage Chat with Poet, Writer, Professor, Editor, Lisa Dowling

Poetry is the topic in this one. Lisa and I talk about the validity and beauty of the artform.

Lisa Dowling received her B.A. in English and a M.F.A. in Poetry from California State University Long Beach. Her poems can be found in literary journals such as Pearl, Spillway, Vulcan, Rip Rap, and The Orange Coast Review. She taught Composition, Literature, Poetry and more for 14 years at Orange Coast College, Cal State Long Beach, Coastline College, and the Laguna College of Art and Design.

She occasionally exhibits her plank books and poetry altars in contemporary art galleries, and enjoys creating collaborative pieces with her husband, Tom, who is a painter.

Co-author of four books: Portals, Passages, and Thresholds; Graffiti Culture Roma; Nourish, and Dowling Roman Adventure, Lisa is also classically trained in photography. A number of her photos have appeared in photography textbooks. A review of the book Graffiti Culture Roma can be found in ISM magazine. A review of her artwork, written by Dave Barton, can be found in the OC Weekly.

Lisa, her husband, and their daughter split their time between the palm trees of Southern California and the clovers of West Cork, Ireland. Learn more at:

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