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Lyz Lenz

Lyz Lenz

Lyz’s writing has appeared in the Huffington Post, The Washington Post, the Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times, Pacific Standard, and others. Her book God Land was published in 2019, through Indiana University Press. Her second book Belabored, was published in 2020 by Bold Type Books. Lyz’s essay “All the Angry Women” was also included in the anthology Not that Bad edited by Roxane Gay. Her third book, This American Ex Wife, will be published by Crown. Lyz received her MFA in creative writing from Lesley University. She lives in Iowa with her two kids and two dogs and one cat. She writes a regular newsletter, Men Yell At Me, where she explores the intersection of politics and our bodies in red state America. Joe Biden once called her a “real sweetheart.” Alan Dershowitz called her “fifth rate.” The Iowa GOP called her “Crass and unprofessional.”