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Jaclyn Piudik is the author of The Dark Oar (Beautiful Outlaw, 2024),  To Suture What Frays (Kelsay Books, 2017) and Seduction: Out of Eden (Kelsay Books, 2022) co-authored with Janet R. Kirchheimer, as well as three chapbooks, the corpus undone in the blizzard (Espresso Chapbooks, 2019), Of Gazelles Unheard (Beautiful Outlaw, 2013), and The Tao of Loathliness (fooliar press, 2005/2008). Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, including New American Writing, Columbia Poetry Review, Burning House, Contemporary Verse 2, and Barrow Street.  She received a New York Times Fellowship for Creative Writing as well as the Alice M. Sellers Award from the Academy of American Poets. Her poem “Clepsydra” won the 2022 Very Small Verse Prize from the League of Canadian Poets. She holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from the City College of New York, as well as a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies and Jewish Studies from the University of Toronto. Piudik teaches creative and academic writing at the University of Toronto, works as an editor and translator of poetry and academic monographs and has a private mentoring practice. She is currently working on a poetic memoir, Afterwar/d, which explores her family's history in the Shoah and its legacy.


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Winner, Very Small Verse Contest, League of Canadian Poets, 2022

Best of the Net Poetry Nomination, Ice Floe Press 2020

Vallum Award for Poetry, Long List 2018

New York Times Creative Writing Fellowship, Spring 2000
First Prize, Rattapallax Literary Journal Poetry Competition, 1999

Alice M. Sellers Academy of American Poet's Award, 1999
Goodman Fund Grant for Excellence in Creative Writing, 1999
Semi-Finalist, Discovery/The Nation Competition, 1999

First Prize, Head to Head Haiku, St. Mark’s Poetry Project, 1999

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