Leora Fridman

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet

Author's Bio

Leora Fridman is a writer and educator based in Oakland. She's author of My Fault, selected by Eileen Myles for the Cleveland State University Press First Book Prize, in addition to other books of poetry, prose and translation. Her work appears or is forthcoming in the Millions, the New York Times, the Rumpus, Tricycle Magazine, Open Space, Denver Quarterly, jubilat and jacket2, among others. Leora holds degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA Program for Poets and Writers and from Brown University, and has taught online and in person in in universities, homes and community organizations. She is a recipient of grants and residencies from organizations including Caldera, the National Endowment for the Arts, Alley Cat Books, Real Time & Space, Vermont Studio Center, the Center for Cultural Innovation, and the Dorot Foundation. She was selected for the 2018 Creative Capital / Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Workshop, and she collaborates widely with artists, writers and organizations.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Make An Effort (Essay Press, 2017)
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New York Times
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Prizes won: 

CSU First Book Poetry Competition, Vermont Studio Center fellowship, Center for Cultural Innovation Quick Grant, Dorot Fellowship, Creative Capital / Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Workshop

More Information

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Identifies as: 
White, Hispanic, Latino/Latina/Latinx
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Fluent in: 
English, Hebrew, Spanish
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Raised in: 
Boston, MA
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Last update: Jan 17, 2019