Born in New York, raised in northern California, Lola Haskins has lived in San Francisco,
Greece, and Mexico. She now divides her time between Northern England and NorthCentral Florida. She has published fourteen booksthe outliers being a poetry
advice book, an exploration of fifteen Florida cemeteries, and a book of prosepoem fables about women, illustrated by Maggie Taylor.
Her latest collection is How Small, Confronting Morning. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Christian
Science Monitor, Prairie Schooner, The Missouri Review, Mississippi Review, The London Review of Books, Georgia Review, Southern Review.
She taught Computer Science at the University of Florida for 28 years, then, from 2004 until 2015 she was on the faculty of the Rainier
Writers Workshop, a low res MFA program based at Pacific Lutheran University.
See the Lola Haskins website.
Poetry Santa Cruz has been funded, in part, by grants from Arts Council Santa Cruz County. Some events have been supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through grants it receives from the James Irvine Foundation. Poetry Santa Cruz is also grateful for the support of its members and donors, In Celebration of the Muse, those who donated in memory of Maude Meehan and Kathleen Flowers and a most generous donation from Tilly Washburn Shaw. The William James Association acted as our fiscal sponsor for our first four years. Our readings are supported by Bookshop Santa Cruz and have been supported by Capitola Book Café, Cabrillo College, Darling House, and KUSP. Membership premiums have been donated by Graywolf Press, the University of Pittsburgh Press, Robert Sward, Coffee House Press, Copper Canyon Press, and Farrar, Straus and Giroux.