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. She is a mother of two and in her spare time enjoys practicing ballet, yoga and piano.

(Photo credit: Alexis Rhone Fancher)

Publications & 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)
Journals: ,
Cultural Weekly
Literary Mama
Media Cake
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Poetry Daily
Snow Monkey
Speechless the Magazine
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: 
Wade in the Water: Poems by Tracy K. Smith

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
European American, Japanese American, Mixed-Race
Prefers to work with: 
Fluent in: 
English, French
Born in: 
Honolulu, HI
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Last update: Nov 19, 2020