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Jaclyn Piudik

Jaclyn Piudik

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Jaclyn Piudik is the author of To Suture What Frays (Kelsay Books 2017) and three chapbooks, the corpus undone in the blizzard (Espresso Chapbboks 2019), Of Gazelles Unheard (Beautiful Outlaw 2013) and The Tao of Loathliness (fooliar press 2005/8). A new book, Seduction: Out of Eden, written collaboratively with Janet R. Kirchheimer, is forthcoming from Kelsay Books in summer 2022. Jaclyn's poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, including New American Writing, Columbia Poetry Review, Burning House, Barrow Street and Contemporary Verse 2. Her poem. "Clepsydra," was the winner of the 2022 League of Canadian Poets' Very Small Verse Contest. She is received a New York Times Fellowship for Creative Writing and the Alice M. Sellers Award from the Academy of American Poets. In 2018, Jaclyn's poem, "The Sum of Exterior Angles," was on the long list for the Vallum Poem of the Year Prize.  She has edited three collections of poetry for award winning Canadian publisher Book*hug. Jaclyn hails from New York City and currently lives and works in Toronto.  She holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from the City College of New York, completed under the supervision of Elaine Equi and Marilyn Hacker, as well as a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from the University of Toronto. Jaclyn's Ph.D. dissertation, Hybridity in th 14th-Century Esther Poems of Israel Caslari, explores two sister texts, adaptations of the Book of Esther, composed in Provencal and Hebrew.  Jaclyn teaches both creative and academic writing at the graduate, undergraduate and high school level.  She has taught poetry workshops in public schools through the Poetry Outreach Center and the Teachers' and Writers' Collaborative in New York and currently teaches Writer's Craft at a private Toronto high school. She has also facilitates private workshops on reading and writing poetry, translation and transcreation for various levels and provides mentoring, tutoring and editing services.

I write professionally in the following language(s):
English (and translation)


To Suture What Frays. 2017, Kelsay Books
the corpus undone in the blizzard. 2019, Espresso Chapbooks
Of Gazelles Unheard. 2013, Beautiful Outlaw Press
The Tao of Loathliness. 2005/2008 (second edition), fooliar press
Seduction: Out of Eden (co-written with Janet R. Kirchheimer). Forthcoming 2022, Kelsay Books
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