Jessica Young


Washington, DC 20004

Author's Bio

Jessica Young's book, "Alice's Sister," was released in fall 2013 from WordTech. She currently teaches at American University, in Washington, DC. She completed her Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (poetry) at the University of Michigan, where she held a Zell Fellowship, and received two Hopwood awards and the 2010 Moveen Residency. Her undergraduate work was at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she received four Ilona Karmel prizes for her poetry and essays.

Publications & Prizes

Alice's Sister (WordTech Communications, 2013)
Prizes won: 

Zell Fellowship in poetry, 2011.
Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Award, 2011.
Apospecimen Award for Poetry, 2011.
Graduate Hopwood Award in Poetry, 2010.
BOOM Chapbook Contest Winner, 2010.
Meader Family Award, 2009.
Helen S. and John Wagner Prize, 2009.
1st place Poetry, Ilona Karmel Writing Prizes, 2005.
2nd place Creative Nonfiction, Ilona Karmel Writing Prizes, 2005.
3rd place Poetry, Ilona Karmel Writing Prizes, 2004.

David & Linda Moscow Prize for Excellence in Teaching Composition, University of Michigan, 2012.
Most Valuable Professor, Eastern Michigan University, 2011.
Best Teaching Award, Massachusetts Institute of Technology ESP, 2005.

Key West Literary Seminar, 2011.
MFO Math-poet Residency, 2010.
Moveen Residency, 2010.
Arts Scholar in Residence, MIT, 2005.

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco, The Far Field by Theodore Roethke

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New York
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Last update: Mar 28, 2016