Lisa Samuels was born in Boston and raised in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Her work focuses in transculturalism, ethics, violence, the body, and imaginative knowing. Her nine books include Gender City (2011), Wild Dialectics (2012), and Anti M (2013), and she has also published poetry chapbooks, CDs, and essays on writing and critical practice. Forthcoming work includes her experimental novel Tender Girl (Dusie Press) and an essay on innovative poetry (Tinfish Press), and current projects include collaborations with film-maker Wes Tank and with composer Frédéric Pattar. Lisa teaches writing, theory, and experimental literatures at the University of Auckland in Aotearoa/New Zealand, the first country in the world to accord voting rights to women.