J. Mae Barizo
Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
A - 66 West 12th Street
J. Mae Barizo is a poet and multidisciplinary artist who works at the intersection of poetics, media and performance. She is the author of two books of poetry, The Cumulus Effect (Four Way Books, 2015) and Tender Machines (Tupelo Press, 2023). Her book of hybrid essays on John Cage and the poetics of sound was a finalist for the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize. Her work has been anthologized in books published by W.W. Norton, Atelier Editions and Harvard University Press. She is the recipient of fellowships and awards from Bennington College, Mellon Foundation, Critical Minded, Opera America, Jerome Foundation and Poets House. Recent writing appears in Poetry, Ploughshares, Esquire, Los Angeles Review of Books, Paris Review Daily, Boston Review and BookForum, among others. She is on the board of Kundiman, an organization supporting writers and readers from the Asian diaspora. As a librettist, she is the inaugural recipient of Opera America's IDEA residency; her opera on migration and climate change, DRIFT, is in development at the National Opera Center. She has taught writing at the Pratt Institute, Eugene Lang and Parsons School of Design.
Creative Thesis & Lit. Project
NWRG 5920, Spring 2023