Emily Vizzo is a writer, editor and educator whose work has appeared in FIELD, Blackbird, jubilat, North American Review, The Los Angeles Times, Next American City and other publications. She previously covered Congress for the Scripps Howard News Service in Washington, D.C., and has written extensively on topics including the San Diego biotech industry, corporate social justice, surf, the arts, education, business, and health.

Emily served as Assistant Managing Editor with Drunken Boat journal, and volunteered with VIDA, Poetry International, Hunger Mountain and Writers Resist Los Angeles. Her essay, "A Personal History of Dirt," was honored as a notable essay in Best American Essays 2013, and she was selected for inclusion within Best New Poets 2015. Her poems have been nominated for Best of the Net in 2015, 2016,  and 2017. With Curtis Bauer, she has published translations from Spanish on the respected From the Fishouse website.  

She has completed a novel, represented by Caroline Eisenmann and Ellen Geiger at Frances Goldin Literary Agency. Her chapbook, GIANTESS, is forthcoming from YesYes Books in 2018.  She proudly volunteers with the American Red Cross, Surfrider Foundation, and Gaviota Coast Conservancy. She serves as Artist in Residence with the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis.


What  I'm reading right now...

Erika Sanchez,  Lessons on Expulsion

Hanif Abdurraqib, They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us

Jenny Xie, Eye Level

Tarfia Faizullah, Registers of Illuminated Villages

MFK Fisher,  How to Cook a Wolf