Lisa Badner

b. 1965

Current City, State, Country

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Birth City, State, Country

United States


Lisa Badner’s debut poetry collection, FRUITCAKE, was recently published by Unsolicited Press. Lisa’s writing has appeared in Rattle, New Ohio Review, TriQuarterly, Mudlark, The Satirist, PANK, Fourteen Hills, Mom Egg Review, Unbroken and others. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and received a 2018 Pushcart Special Mention.

What is the relationship between Judaism and/or Jewish culture and your poetry?

Much of my poetry, especially in FRUITCAKE is related to my father who ran a kosher bakery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and the family’s complicated relationship with Judaism, Passover, and Kashrut.

Published Works

FRUITCAKE (Unsolicited Press, 2022)

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Links to Sample Works

Video Reading


University of Wisconsin, Madison
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Brooklyn Law School, JD

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