Lisa Bickmore wields words like a master craftsman. In this interview, she describes her writing life, her connection to nature, her advocacy and the responsibility of an artist, and how her faith tradition seeps into her work. I edited the interview into two parts, so take the time to relish Lisa’s wisdom. I so enjoyed talking to her and listening to her insights about poetry and the world. You can find her at lisabickmore.com or purchase her latest book here, Ephemerist.