Recent News

  • Dorianne Laux has selected Jessica Cuello’s manuscript, Liar, as the winner of the 2020 Barrow Street Book Prize! Announcement here.
  • Upcoming 2021 events: Four-session poetry writing workshop, “Creation & Revision“. Feb. 6, 20; Mar. 6, 20 virtually at Writers and Books. Scholarships available.


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.


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

—Katie Ford, author of Blood Lyrics