Jessica Cuello is the author of Pricking (Tiger Bark Press 2016), which won The 2017 CNY Book Award, and Hunt, winner of The 2016 Washington Prize from The Word Works. Jessica is also the author of the chapbooks My Father’s Bargain (2015), By Fire (2013), and Curie (2011). She was the winner of The 2013 New Letters Poetry Prize, a winner of LUMINA’s poetry contest (selected by Carolyn Forché), the recipient of a 2015 Saltonstall Writing Fellowship and the recipient of the 2014 Decker Award from Hollins University for outstanding teaching.


Finalist for The Lawrence Epstein Visiting Writer Award at SCCC Writing Festival 
Pricking has been nominated for the 2017 CNY Book Award!
Conversation with poet Jenna Le in Passages North
Write-up in The Washington Review of Books
Featured Poet on Natasha Moni’s Blog for Poetry Month
“He thought the sea was his”: Gender and Ownership in Jessica Cuello’s second collection, Hunt
Nancy Chen Long’s Review of Pricking
Hunt has won The 2016 Washington Prize!
New Review of My Father’s Bargain
Interview with Nancy Chen Long
“Material” featured on Verse Daily, February 21, 2015
“By Fire” has been included on Lauren Gordon’s “11 Best Books of 2014” in Up the Staircase Quarterly
Write-up on The Downtown Writers Poetry Series for 2015
“Material” and “Conversion: 1204” were set to music by composer Marco Giusto and performed by former student Adina Martin.