Lisa Buscani got her start in Chicago's performance poetry scene and ultimately became a National Poetry Slam Champion as well as a Pushcart Prize nominee for poetry. A three-time CAAP grant recipient, she has published one book of poetry, Jangle (Tia Chucha Press) and has produced three critically and publicly acclaimed solo shows, Carnivale Animale, At That Time and Solid Citizen. She has been featured in poetry anthologies such as 'Alive from the NuYorican Poets Caf' (Holt), 'Word Up' (Keyporter Books/EMI), 'The Complete Idiots Guide to Slam Poetry' (Alpha Penguin), 'American Poetry: The Next Generation' (Carnegie-Mellon Press), 'Spoken Word Revolution' and 'Spoken Word Revolution Redux' (Sourcebooks). She has appeared on HBO, CNN, PBS, Voice of America, Much Music and NPR.
Lisa is a Neo-Futurist and writes and performs in 'Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind.' She also tours with national productions of Late Nite Catechism, Saints and Sinners, Late Nite Catechism II and Sisters Christmas Catechism: The Gift of the Magis Gold.
Specific Research Area
Film topics and history