Emily Vizzo (M.F.A., Vermont College of Fine Arts) is a writer and educator. She previously covered Congress for the Scripps Howard News Service in Washington, D.C., and has written on topics including the biotech industry, corporate social justice, surf, the arts, education, business, and health. 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. She has completed a novel, represented by Caroline Eisenmann and Ellen Geiger at Frances Goldin Literary Agency. Her chapbook, GIANTESS, is forthcoming from YesYes Books in 2018.