Lisa Marie Brodsky is the author of poetry collections, ‘We Nod Our Dark Heads’ (Parallel Press, 2008, now available for free on Google Books) and 'Motherlung’ (Salmon Poetry 2014), which received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association.
For over 25 years, her poetry has been published in a variety of journals, such as The North American Review, Mom Egg Review, The Peacock Journal, Verse Wisconsin, Diode Poetry Journal, Painted Bride Quarterly, and many more. Lisa Marie has been an online faculty member at AllWriters’ Workplace & Workshop and is currently in training to become a Poetry Therapy Practitioner, offering creative writing workshops through a lens of peer support & emotional inclusivity.
Online Published Work
The Robbery / Willawaw Journal
Memory Speaks in Tongues / Shot Glass Journal
Sleep is an Isthmus / The Drowning Gull: Sea Salt Series
Romantic Circus Songs / The Evergreen Review
How to Get Over Your Husband / Inklette
UnWelcomed, UnAskedFor / The Drowning Gull
Brodsky’s 1st Psychoanalyst Session, Verbatim & LMB for Posterity / Diode
Interviews, Reviews &
Guest on Radio Literature with Marilyn L. Taylor
Guest Poet on Access Hour on WORT FM
Review of 'Motherlung,' by Issa M. Lewis in Mom Egg Review
Empowering Words of Women Writers in The Shepherd Express
"As Brodsky beautifully demonstrates, the concept of motherhood is actually fluid; as the title of the book implies, a mother is someone who breathes life into her child—biological or not—and sustains her. While it may also become easy to grow dependent on that sustenance, a mother continues to give it until the child grows into an independent force, a mother in her own right."
Issa M. Lewis
Published in Mom Egg Review.
"These poems are a true glimpse inside the author's greatest loss- that of her mother. Her heart is real and insightful of the thoughts we think and emotions felt after we lose a person so central to the makeup of who we are. This book of poems is as close to perfect as I have ever read. Lisa Marie Brodsky is a shining lamp of truth in a heart darkened by pain. She triumphs in that it never seems sad, only steps in the process of living after loss. She triumphs even harder in her courage to go forward and claim her life in love and a new family of her own.
Attendee from Motherlung launch party
"Lisa Marie Brodsky's poems are like a knife cutting away subcutaneous fat to reveal the abnormal tissue that needs to be excised before the healing can begin. Motherlung, in its quiet emotive passion, chronicles the tenuous strength of the mother- daughter relationship in terms so stark and final it leaves the reader gasping for breath at the end of each poem . . . and understanding at the end of each life. These poems will stay with you, a perpetual guiding play of light and shadow over the soul."
James P. Roberts
"Famous Wisconsin Authors"