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Lori Jakiela

Author's Bio

Lori Jakiela is the author of a memoir, Miss New York Has Everything (Warner), and a poetry collection, The Regulars (Liquid Paper Press). Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and elsewhere. She lives in Trafford, Pa., the birthplace of the chocolate-covered pickle.

Publications and Prizes

Miss New York Has Everything: A Memoir (Warner Books, 2006)
Red Eye: Poems (Pudding House Publications, 2010), The Regulars (Liquid Paper Press, 2001)
Nerve Cowboy/Liquid Paper Press Poetry Chapbook Prize, the 2009 Gulf Stream Magazine Creative Nonfiction Prize, Outstanding Faculty Award from The University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg.

Lori Jakiela Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Double Life is Twice as Good by Jonathan Ames, The Dart League King by Keith Lee Morris, And Than She Found Me by Elinor Lipman
Favorite Authors:
Hemingway, James Wright, Charles Bukowski, David Sedaris, Greg Bottoms, Lorrie Moore, Ed Ochester, Judith Vollmer, Chuck Kinder, Buddy Nordan

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Listing last updated: July 7, 2010

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Creative Nonfiction Writer
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Pittsburgh, PA
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Pittsburgh, PA
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