Lisa Anne Gundry is a nurse, an avid motorcyclist and an artist. She is passionate about crafting new things from old—whether it’s making poems from memories, a light fixture from a rusty bucket or earrings from scraps of leather. She placed third in the adult division of the 47th annual Dyer-Ives poetry competition. She has written for Rider, a national motorcycle magazine, and has published other poems in The 3288 Review.

She’s in love with Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has lived there for 15 years with two kitties and a Triumph Bonneville.

Caffeinated Press was proud to nominate two of Gundry’s poems for a 2015 Pushcart Prize in Poetry.

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About A Crowd of Sorrows:

In this powerful collection of poems, Lisa Anne Gundry shares the depth of her experience as a young victim of sexual abuse at the hands of a family member. Witness the shame and the anger, the fear and the triggers, the pain and the healing, as she learns to accept and to live with her history, but no longer as a victim.