About Uzz

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Farnaz Fatemi is an Iranian-American writer in Santa Cruz. Her poetry and prose appears or is forthcoming in Grist Journal, Catamaran Literary Reader, Crab Orchard Review, Tahoma Literary Review, phren-z.org, Tupelo Quarterly, and several anthologies (including The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 3: Halal If You Hear Me). She has been awarded residencies from Djerassi, PLAYA, Marble House Project, Vermont Studio Center and I-Park Foundation. Farnaz taught Writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz, from 1997-2018. 

Danusha Laméris is the 2019-2020 Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz and a graduate of UCSC where she studied Studio Art. Her book The Moons of August was the winner of the 2013 Autumn House Press Poetry Prize, and her new book, Bonfire Opera, will be published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in 2020. Her work has appeared in: Best American Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The New York Times Magazine, New Letters, Ploughshares, The Gettysburg Review, The SUN, and Tin House.

Dion O’Reilly’s poetry appears or is forthcoming in New Ohio Review, Sugar House ReviewThe Sun, Rattle, Spillway,  New Letters, Bellingham Review, Atlanta Review, California Quarterly, Catamaran, SWWIM,  Massachusetts Review, Canary, Typishly, and a variety of other journals and anthologies, including an upcoming Terrapin anthology about kissing. Her work has been nominated for Pushcarts and the Intro Journals Project. Her manuscript was a runner-up in the Catamaran Poetry Prize. 

Lisa Allen Ortiz grew up in Northern California and now lives in Santa Cruz. Her book Guide to the Exhibit won the 2016 Perugia Press Prize, and her poems and translations have appeared in Colorado Review, The Literary Review, Zyzzyva, Narrative Magazine and been featured on Verse Daily and Best New Poets. She likes lettuce, bathtubs, bees and other astonishing items found on planet earth.