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. Poems have been nominated for Best of the Net each year from 2015-2018, and Emily has received two Pushcart nominations. With Curtis Bauer, she has published translations from Spanish on the respected From the Fishouse website.
YesYes Books published her chapbook GIANTESS in November 2018. Emily serves on the Executive Committee for the Santa Barbara Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, and is a recent Artist in Residence with the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. She was a San Diego Area Writing Project fellow, and is currently a National Geographic Educator.
In 2018, with the support of a University of California, Santa Barbara Coastal Fund grant, she established a yearlong outdoor writing workshop series along the Gaviota Coast, connecting scientists, writers, and community members in free, public workshops.
What I'm reading right now...
Eve L. Ewing, Ghosts in the Schoolyard
Elena Ferrante, My Brilliant Friend
Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer
Jericho Brown, The Tradition
Paige Lewis, Space Struck