Marcia Meier recently spoke with Lisa Rizzo to discuss her poetry, motivations, and inspirations threaded throughout her work. Rizzo is a poet, blogger and world traveler who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. A middle school teacher by profession, Lisa has published a chapbook of her poetry and blogs frequently about her travel adventures. Her blog,
Poet Teacher Seeks World
, is chock-full of her insightful and keen observations during her global jaunts, which also informed much of her chapbook,
In the Poem an Ocean
. Her poems are earthly, nostalgic, piercing and always surprising.
Meier and Rizzo chatted recently about the poet’s passions and her life.
Meier: What inspired you to begin writing poetry?
Rizzo: I started writing poetry because I was desperate. Even though I had always wanted to write, I only dabbled with it until I was in college. Then I began to attempt writing fiction. I tried over…