Lisa Dominguez's Abrahams' first book-length collection of poems Coyote Logic is a slim volume filled with stories of self-discovery and family, that are a visceral collaboration of feminism, Latinx origins, sensory celebrations, and fairy tale reimagining of our collective human story. These poems track the passage of people, especially women, especially descendants of brown immigrants, and pull at the threads of survival that makes us who we are.
Lisa Dominguez Abraham lives in Sacramento, California, and teaches at Cosumnes River College. She won the 2016 Swan Scythe Chapbook Contest for Mata Hari Blows a Kiss and both the Bazzanella and A Room of Her Own Award literary awards from California State University, Sacramento. Her first chapbook, Low Notes, was published by Red Wings Press in 2007. Her poems have appeared in journals such as Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, North American Review, Poetry East, The Cumberland River Review, Tule Review and Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, among others. In Spring 2018, she was the featured writer in Suisun Valley Review.
She is involved in community activities involving art and poetry, participating in the “body stories” series by the Sacramento Center for Contemporary Art, based on the work of mixed-media and video artists koo kyung sook and Sandra Davis, and writing and performing “Respite” in response to Wayne Thiebaud’s “Flood Waters” as part of the Crocker Art Museum exhibition “Wayne Thiebaud: The Homecoming.” Most recently, she wrote "Disguise" to accompany painter Frank Ordaz’s "Stella" for the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission’s “In Response: Poets & Artists in Dialogue.” The poem and painting are now a sign and mural in the Auburn, CA Central Square Art Park.