JC Reilly


Atlanta, GA

Author's Bio

Pushcart-nominated JC Reilly is the author of four poetry collections, La Petite Mort (2010), What Magick May Not Alter (2020), Daughter of the Wheel and Moon (2021), and Amo e Canto (2022), winner of the Sow’s Ear Chapbook Prize (2020). Additionally, she is a quarter collaborator on the collection On Occasion: Four Poets, One Year (2014). She has served as the Managing Editor of the international print poetry journal, Atlanta Review, since 2016. She has won grants and prizes from the Shreveport Regional Arts Council, Georgia Poetry Society, National Federation of Poetry Societies, and was a Georgia Tech Writing Fellow for 2021-2022 academic year. She has also participated in residencies with the Southampton Writer’s Conference (2018) and Rockvale Writer’s Colony (2021). Her poetry focuses on women’s issues, women’s ways of knowing, eco-feminism, family, regionalism, immigration, and domestic violence. She lives in Marietta, GA, but calls Shreveport, LA home.

Publications & Prizes

On Occasion: Four Poets, One Year (Poetry Atlanta Press, 2014)
What Magick May Not Alter: Poems of Tallulah & Vidalia (Madville Publishing, 2020)
Amo e Canto (Sow's Ear Press, 2022)
La Petite Mort (Finishing Line Press, 2010)
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Southern Women's Review
The Magnolia Review
Prizes won: 
  • Sow's Ear Poetry Chapbook Prize Winner, for Amo e Canto, 2020
  • Digging Press Chapbook Prize Finalist, forAmo e Canto, 2019
  • Looking Glass Rock Writers Conference, Full Scholarship for Poetry, 2019
  • The Atlas Review Chapbook Prize Finalist, for Amo e Canto, 2019
  • Gambling the Aisle Chapbook Prize Finalist, for Amo e Canto, 2017
  • Quarterly West Chapbook Prize Finalist, forAmo e Canto, 2017
  • Tomaž Šalamun Prize Semi-Finalist, for Amo e Canto, 2017
  • Pangaea Prize Finalist, for“Caramelle” and others, 2016
  • Pushcart Prize, Nomination, for“Camminare a Venezia: a Poemoir”, 2015
  • Hilary Gravendyk Poetry Prize, Finalist, forWhat Magick May Not Alter, 2015
  • Georgia Book of the Year, Nomination, for On Occasion: Four Poets, One Year, 2014

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Shreveport, LA
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Last update: Apr 19, 2023