Jessica Cuello is a poet and teacher in Syracuse, NY. She is the author of the chapbooks My Father’s Bargain (Finishing Line Press, 2015), By Fire(Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013), and Curie (Kattywompus Press, 2011).
She was the winner of the 2013 New Letters Poetry Prize and the recipient of the 2014 Decker Award from Hollins University for outstanding secondary teaching. Her poems have appeared in such places as Verse Daily, Tampa Review, RHINO, Copper Nickel, and LUMINA. Her first full-length collection, Pricking, is forthcoming from Tiger Bark Press in 2016.
Jessica received a BA from Barnard College and an MA in English Ed from Columbia University. She is currently in her 19th year as a public school teacher.