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Jessica Cuello seated sideways in a large black leather chair. Her hands partially obscure her face.

Recent News

  • Dorianne Laux has selected Jessica Cuello’s manuscript, Liar, as the winner of the 2020 Barrow Street Book Prize! Announcement here.
  • See the Readings page for upcoming April, May, and June 2021 readings.

Bio

Jessica Cuello’s manuscript, Liar, has been selected by Dorianne Laux for the 2020 Barrow Street Book Prize, forthcoming in October 2021. She is also the author of Pricking (Tiger Bark Press 2016), winner of the 2017 CNY Book Award, and Hunt (The Word Works 2017), winner of the 2016 Washington Prize. In addition, Cuello has published three chapbooks: My Father’s Bargain (2015), By Fire (2013), and Curie (2011). Cuello was the recipient of The 2018 New Ohio Review Poetry Prize, The 2013 New Letters Poetry Prize, and a 2015 Saltonstall Writing Fellowship. In 2014 she was awarded The Decker Award from Hollins University for outstanding secondary teaching. She teaches French in Central NY and is a poetry editor for Tahoma Literary Review.

Black and white photo of Cuello.

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“What Jessica Cuello knows could save us from ourselves.”

—Katie Ford, author of Blood Lyrics