—3rd Place Winner of the 2019 Previously Published Prize—
Isabella DeSendi is a Cuban-Italian poet and educator whose work has been published in Narrative, Leveler, Small Orange, Two Peach, The Ekphrastic Review, and more. Her Chapbook Through the New Body recently won the Poetry Society of America’s 2019 Chapbook Fellowship and is forthcoming in Spring 2020. Isabella was also selected as a finalist for The 2019 Frontier Digital Poetry Chapbook contest, and has been named a finalist for the June Jordan Fellowship and Narrative Magazine’s Annual Poetry Prize. Isabella is the recipient of a New York State Summer Writers Institute Fellowship and holds an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University in New York City where she currently resides and works in finance.