Jessica Piazza


Los Angeles, CA

Author's Bio

Jessica Piazza is the author of two full-length poetry collections from Red Hen Press: Interrobang--winner of the AROHO 2011 To the Lighthouse Poetry Prize and the 2013 Balcones Poetry Prize - and Obliterations (with Heather Aimee O'Neill, forthcoming), as well as the chapbook This is not a sky (Black Lawrence Press.) She holds a Ph.D. in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California and is currently a contributing editor for The Offending Adam and a screener for the National Poetry Series. She is the co-founder of Bat City Review in Austin, TX and Gold Line Press in Los Angeles, and she teaches for the Writing Program at USC and the online MFA program at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. In 2015 she started the "Poetry Has Value" project, hoping to spark the conversation about poetry and worth. Learn more at or

Publications & Prizes

Obliterations (Red Hen Press, 2017)
Interrobang (Red Hen Press, 2013)
This is not a sky (Black Lawrence Press, 2014)
Prizes won: 

AROHO 2011 To the Lighthouse Poetry Prize (Interrobang), 2013 Balcones Poetry Prize (Interrobang), Keene Prize for Literature (UT-Austin), Laureate Prize for Poetry (National Poetry Review)

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Brooklyn, NY
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Last update: Feb 08, 2015