Lisbeth Coiman

Lisbeth Coiman is a nonfiction author, poet, educator, and cultural commentator from Venezuela. She holds a BA in Modern Languages from Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas, and a Masters of Education from Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

She has wandered the immigration path from her homeland, to Canada, to the US, where she published her debut book, I Asked the Blue Heron: A Memoir (2017). In her memoir, Coiman explores the intersection between immigration and mental health.

Her most recent book is bilingual poetry collection, Uprising / Alzamiento (Finishing Line Press, 2021) calls attention on the fragility of democracy and creates awareness around violations of human rights in her homeland. Her poetry and essays have appeared both in print and online publications including Entropy, Acentos Review, Cultural Weekly, Resonancias Literarias, and The Altadena Literary Review.

A member of Women Who Submit, the Anansi Writers Workshop, and Community Literature Initiative, Ms. Coiman strives to create community and raise awareness about the impact of immigration on mental health, and the plight of those who do not have a return ticket to their homeland. An avid hiker and a teacher of English as a Second Language, She lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Books by Lisbeth Coiman

Book Reviews by Lisbeth Coiman

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“To read Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America is to witness a conversation about these women journeys as immigrants, chefs, teachers, and entrepre

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“What Melo does well is to bring into light the human factor at play behind the immigration lures and the need to reform a broken system.

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“Simonovis’ succinct work and powerful lexicon carry the painful images of the hyper-reality of a totalitarian regime.

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From the first pages of The How: Notes on the Great Work of Meeting Yourself, Yrsa Daley-Ward lets us know that there is no right way to read this book.

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In Stone the Saints: Poems of an Igbo Son, Onuoha does not venture far from traditional literary resources to bring into focus the reality of the Igbo people and their role in the

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“In Imagine Us, The Swarm, Muriel Leung takes risks experimenting with non-traditional literary resources to show us the challenges faced by an immigrant family and alienation felt