creator of luna luna magazine
"I came to Lisa Marie Basile’s Apocryphal eager to travel off the beaten paths—of genre, of narrative, of self-disclosure and self-discovery. I was never once disappointed."
— via The Rumpus
"For me, foster care was an impossible land of artifice. It became easier to be the girl who didn’t want to receive and never wanted to give. Because she was the one who’d gotten used to drifting out to sea. She was untouchable."
— via Narratively
"In the end, though — and as I grow older — I hold to one thing: compassion. I carry that compassion with me each day — it is as vital to me as blood and air, and it colors my entire life."
-- via The New York Times
"I am plagued with dreams of else-ness.
It shapes dank in the dark; it wounds."
— via Spoon River Poetry Review