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Jamie Asaye FitzGerald

Author's Bio

Jamie Asaye FitzGerald is a Los Angeles-based poet from Hawaii. She received her BA in English with a creative writing emphasis from the University of Southern California and an MFA in poetry from San Diego State University, where she taught creative writing, literature, and composition. She also has a background as an advertising copywriter. For over a decade, she has worked for Poets & Writers, where she now directs the California office. In her spare time, she enjoys playing piano and practicing yoga. (Photo credit: Alexis Rhone Fancher)

Publications and Prizes

Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Shifts & Quakes in Los Angeles (Tia Chucha Press, 2016), Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles & Beyond (Beyond Baroque, 2015), Hunger and Thirst (San Diego City Works Press, 2008), Ariel XXII (Triton College, 2003), One to One: Points of Contact (King County Metro Transit Poetry on Buses, 2001)
Cultural Weekly, Literary Mama, LORE, Media Cake, Mom Egg Review, Poemeleon, poeticdiversity, Snow Monkey, Speechless the Magazine, The American Poetry Review, Works & Days
Academy of American Poets College Prize, Edward G. Moses Poetry Prize (both, University of Southern California)

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante, Voyage of the Sable Venus by Robin Coste Lewis
Favorite Authors:
Colette, George Eliot, Ruth Ozeki, Anne Carson, Federico Garcia Lorca, Mary Ruefle, Rainer Maria Rilke, Dorianne Laux, Li-Young Lee, Tomas Transtromer, Lorine Niedecker

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Listing last updated: October 19, 2016

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Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Identifies as:
Mixed Race
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Fluent in:
English, French
Born in:
Honolulu, HI

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