Jamie Asaye FitzGerald

Los Angeles, CA

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

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

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Voyage of the Sable Venus by Robin Coste Lewis

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Mixed Race
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English, French
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Last updated: Mar 28, 2017