alyssa hanna


Author's Bio

adopted from birth. diagnosed: adhd, bipolar, c-ptsd. always shortlisted, never a winner.

Publications & Prizes

Prizes won: 

Pushcart Prize nominee, James Wright finalist, The Hellebore scholarship semi-finalist, Top 20 in Cider Press Review's full length manuscript contest, short-listed for the finalists for Glass Poetry's chapbook series, semi-finalist for Nightboat Books poetry prize.

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Sylvia Plath, Sapphire, Naomi Shihab Nye, Louise Glück, Lillian-Yvonne Betram, Marie Howe, Lewis Carrol, Sy Montgomery
What I'm reading now: 
Birdology by Sy Montgomery

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Disabled, Feminist, Mixed-Race, White
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Any, At Risk Youth, Children, Disability, Illness/Wellness, Incarcerated individuals, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans, Women
Fluent in: 
Born in: 
Raised in: 
Wantagh, NY
New York
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Last update: May 13, 2022