Poetry. "In PRICKING, Cuello smoothly erases the present moment and foregrounds the terrors of sectarian conflict and religious oppression. Esclarmonde de Foix, Jeanne d'Arc, and the unfortunate victims of witch hunts tell their truths in spare personas and lyrics. Eloquent clarity and precision combine with lyrical understatement to give Cuello's poems a haunting resonance and make religious history and its consequence for women's lives immediate, disturbing, and poignant." —Janice Harrington
Jessica Cuello is the author of LIAR, selected by Dorianne Laux for the 2020 Barrow Street Book Prize and forthcoming in 2021. She is also the author of HUNT (The Word Works, 2017) and PRICKING (Tiger Bark Press, 2016). She has been awarded The 2017 CNY Book Award, The 2016 Washington Prize, The New Letters Poetry Prize, a Saltonstall Fellowship, and The New Ohio Review Poetry Prize. She is a poetry editor at Tahoma Literary Review.
Author City: USA