Lisa Jarnot

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Lisa Jarnot is an American poet. She was born in Buffalo, New York in 1967 and attended SUNY-Buffalo and Brown University. She has published several volumes of poetry, including Some Other Kind of Mission (1996), Ring of Fire (2001), and Black Dog Songs (2003). She is also the author of a biography of the poet Robert Duncan, The Ambassador from Venus: A Comprehensive Biography of Robert Duncan (forthcoming).

Lisa Jarnot starred in the movie The Time We Killed by Jennifer Todd Reeves. The film won awards at the Berlin Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival. It has been shown in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Poland, and parts of South East Asia.


  • The Fall of Orpheus, Shuffaloff Press, 1993.
  • Sea Lyrics, Situation Press, 1996.
  • Some Other Kind of Mission, Burning Deck Press, 1996.
  • Heliopolis, rem press, 1999.
  • The Eightfold Path, a+bend Press, 2000.
  • Ring of Fire, Zoland Books, 2001.
  • One's Own Language, The Institute of Further Studies, 2002.
  • Black Dog Songs, Flood Editions, 2003.
  • Reptile House, Bookthug, 2005.
  • Chansons du chien noir (Black Dog Songs Chapbook in French), Format Americain, 2005.
  • Iliad XXII: The Death of Hector, Atticus/Finch Books, 2006.
  • Lisablog Jarnot's own weblog
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