Melissa Garcia Criscuolo

Poet

777 Glades Road Florida Atlantic University, English department
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Author's Bio

Melissa is a native south Floridian. She holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Florida; prior, she studied English and writing at Florida International University. Currently, she teaches writing at Florida Atlantic University.

Publications & Prizes

Chapbook:
Things in My Backyard (Finishing Line Press, 2012)
Journals: ,
Alimentum
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Hinchas de Poesia
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Mezzo Cammin
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Nibble
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Poets and Artists
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Prizes won: 

Semi-Finalist in 2015 Paumanok Poetry Award, Farmingdale State College

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
(in no particular order) Denise Duhamel, Kim Addonizio, Ray Bradbury, Dorianne Laux, Lucille Clifton, Octavia Butler, Langston Hughes, C.P. Cavafy, Li-Young Lee, Cortney Lamar Johnson, Danez Smith, Lisa Glatt, Louise Gluck
What I'm reading now: 
Dispossessed by Ursula K. LeGuin

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Latino/Latina/Latinx
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Miami, FL
Florida
Raised in: 
Cooper City, FL
Florida
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Last update: Jul 22, 2020