JESSICA PIAZZA

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BIO

Jessica Piazza is the author of three poetry collections: InterrobangThis is not a sky, and Obliterations (with Heather Aimee O'Neill), as well as the children's book Olivia Otter Builds Her Raft. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Jessica now lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches at the University of Southern California. She co-founded Bat City Review (Austin, TX) and Gold Line Press (Los Angeles, CA), and curates Poetry Has Value, which focuses on the intersections of poetry, money and worth. She is the recipient of the Amy Clampitt residency, and is working on a new poetry collection and a novel. Her poems have most recently appeared in Best American Poetry, Smartish Pace and 32 Poems.

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INTERROBANG

Red Hen Press / 2013
Poetry Collection

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THIS IS NOT A SKY

Black Lawrence Press, 2014
Poetry Chapbook

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OBLITERATIONS

(w/ Heather Aimee O'Neill)
Red Hen Press, 2016
Poetry Collection

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OLIVIA OTTER BUILDS HER RAFT

FemInEm, 2018
Children, Ages 3-10

Poetry & Prose

Verse Daily

Poetry

Verse Daily

Poetry

Rattle

Poetry

E-Verse Radio

Poetry

Hobart

Fiction

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UPCOMING EVENTS

READING @ THE BOOKSTORE & GET LIT WINE BAR (Lenox, MA)

Friday, June 28, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

Poet and current Amy Clampitt Resident Jessica Piazza reads from her published and new work.

 

The Bookstore
11 Housatonic Street
Lenox, MA 01240

Join Berkshire Magazine editor Anastasia Stanmeyer and poet Jessica Piazza in a session of talking, reading, sharing, and writing. Jessica is professor at the University of Southern California and is the most recent poet-resident at the Amy Clampitt house in Lenox. During those six months, she has been writing, meditating, and exploring. She will share some of her work and talk about the importance of writers—anybody—to take time off and let their mind wander. Workshop participants will spend time writing about what makes them feel pressured, what frees them, what calms them, what hinders their inner creativity, and what unleashes it. Physiologically speaking, freestyle writing slows you down and helps clear your mind. In meditation, thoughts surface and dissipate. In writing, the creative expression of these thoughts is recorded and allows for more robust inner expression.​

June 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

TALK AND WORKSHOP @ KRIPALU

Cognitive Poetics: Writing as Meditation

Kripalu

57 Interlaken Rd 

Stockbridge, MA 01262 

PRESS, INTERVIEWS, REVIEWS

THE LIT FANTASTIC: CONVERSATIONS

Podcast Interview with Neil Aitken

The Lit Fantastic

ART, OBSESSION, AND BRAVERY IN WRITING

Interview

Esme Wang : The Unexpected Shape

A WRITERLY FRIENDSHIP: JESSICA PIAZZA AND JILL ALEXANDER ESSBAUM

Interview (with Jill Alexander Essbaum)

Rain Taxi

POINT BLANK SONNETS: JESSICA PIAZZA'S INTERROBANG

Review of Interrobang by K.B. Thors

THEthe Poetry

THE SUNDAY RUMPUS REVIEW: INTERROBANG

Review of Interrobang by Mag Gabbart

The Rumpus

REVIEW OF THIS IS NOT A SKY

Review of This is not a sky by Donna Vorryer

Stirring Magazine

REVIEW OF OBLITERATIONS

Review of Obliterations by Sonja Johanson 

Tinderbox Poetry Journal

ERASING THE TIMES: OBLITERATIONS

Review of Obliterations by Peggy Dobreer

Poetry Flash

CONTACT

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