Eloisa Amezcua

Eloisa Amezcua (Poetry) | Phoenix, AZ

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Eloisa Amezcua is an Arizona native. She earned a BA in English from the University of San Diego, where she was the recipient of the Lindsey J. Cropper Award for Creative Writing in Poetry selected by Ilya Kaminsky. In 2014, she completed the MFA program at Emerson College in Boston, MA. She’s received scholarships from the Vermont Studio Center, the Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference, the Vermont College of Fine Arts Post-Graduate Workshop, the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference, and the NY State Summer Writers Institute. Her debut chapbook On Not Screaming​ was published by Horse Less Press (2016). Eloisa is the winner of the 2016 Vella Chapbook Award from Paper Nautilus Press for her manuscript Symptoms of Teething, forthcoming in 2017. She currently lives in Phoenix and is founder and editor-in-chief of The Shallow Ends.


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On Not Screaming is a lovely little book of pleasure, each poem marking Eloisa Amezcua’s obsession with naming and frustration with being named. Conflict here is wrought by imagery that is exact yet fleeting, and the poems of eros make it clear that desire is always about what we don’t have. This is a brilliant series of poems.
–Jericho Brown

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