Visiting Authors: Jessica Cuello

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Jessica Cuello is the author of Pricking (Tiger Bark Press 2016), winner of the 2017 CNY Book Award, and Hunt (The Word Works 2017), which received the 2016 Washington Prize. She is also the author of the chapbooks My Father’s Bargain, By Fire, and Curie (2011). She is the recipient of the 2018 New Ohio Review Poetry Prize, 2013 New Letters Poetry Prize, a 2015 Saltonstall Writing Fellowship, and the 2014 Decker Award from Hollins University for outstanding secondary teaching. She teaches French in Central NY and is a poetry editor for Tahoma Literary Review.

“… the strange glow of Cuello’s poetry is the light of human living (an experience that never, somehow, feels ordinary) … Each of Cuello’s collections reads as a lyric catalog, gathering an abundance of wreck and loveliness that transgresses the nets of their lines and stanzas.” — Hannah VanderHart, author of Hands like Birds and What Pecan Light