About

Leora Fridman is a writer whose work is concerned with issues of identity, assimilation, care, ability, and embodiment. Within and across these frames, she writes on books, art, and human stories. She's author of My Fault, selected by Eileen Myles for the Cleveland State University Press First Book Prize, in addition to other books of prose, poetry and translation. Her work appears or is forthcoming in the Millions, the New York Times, the Rumpus, Tricycle Magazine, Open Space, Denver Quarterly, jubilat and jacket2, among others. Leora holds degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA Program for Poets and Writers, and from Brown University. She has taught online and in person in universities, homes and community organizations, and collaborates widely with artists, writers and organizations. She is a recipient of support, grants and residencies from organizations including Fulbright, Creative Capital / Andy Warhol Foundation, Caldera, the National Endowment for the Arts, Alley Cat Books, Real Time & Space, Vermont Studio Center,  the Center for Cultural Innovation, and the Dorot Foundation. She’s currently based in Mexico City, where she is a 2019-2020 Fulbright research fellow to Mexico.

In addition to writing and teaching, Leora offers one-on-one editing (learn more), facilitates ritual (learn more) and consults with artists and creative organizations (learn more).