Lisa Fay is a 1978 graduate of Framingham State University with a bachelor of arts degree in liberal studies. She also spent a semester abroad at Digby Stuart College, London, England, 1977–1978. Since then, she has had painting and photography exhibitions. However, poetry is her first love. Ms. Fay has published poetry in magazines, newsletters, newspapers, and anthologies. She has also received two professional development grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, two fellowships from the Byrdcliffe Colony in Woodstock, New York, three Walker Grants from the Fine Arts Work Center to take poetry classes, and was selected as a 2004 VSA arts international artist. In addition, she also received second-place poetry honors from the Fensfest Writers’ Contest, April 3, 2014. A poem by Fay hung at Boston City Hall from September 2018 to April 2019. On her paternal side, Fay’s great-grandmother is a MicMac Indian from Judique, Nova Scotia.