Stacey Z Lawrence


New York, NY
New York US

Author's Bio

A widow & cancer survivor, Stacey Z Lawrence is a veteran public high school teacher of Poetry & English. Her poetry was short-listed for the Fish Prize in 2019/2021 & nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2022. Stacey is a poet for Writing the Land, a collaboration between poets & protected land. Stacey's first collection of poems was released to advanced acclaim in August 2021 through Finishing Line Press.

"Take Stacey's poems to a couch, curl under your great-grandmothers quilt & understand love & loss are one."-Nikki Giovanni


Publications & Prizes

Pain & Renewal (Vita Brevis Press, 2019)
Fall Risk (Finishing Line Press, 2021)
Comstock Review
Prizes won: 

Pushcart Prize in Poetry Nominee (2021)

Fish Prize in Poetry Short & Long-Listed (2019/2020)

Moving Words Finalist Short Film (2022)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Gwendolyn Brooks Edna St. Vincent Millay Sylvia Plath Charles Bukowski Ntozake Shange John Steinbeck Billy Collins Nikki Giovanni Robert Fisk Emily Dickinson Jhumpa Lahiri Octavia Butler Cormac McCarthy
What I'm reading now: 
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, On Love by Charles Bukowski, The Stringer by Ted Rall, The Great War for Civilisation by Robert Fisk

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
American, Feminist, Jewish
Prefers to work with: 
Fluent in: 
English, Hebrew
Born in: 
Montclair, NJ
New Jersey
Raised in: 
Lake Hopatcong, NJ
New Jersey
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Last update: Feb 10, 2023