Photo by Tyler Rai

Photo by Tyler Rai

MAURA PELLETTIERI is a poet, fiction writer, and art writer; her practice is strongly hybrid. Her current writing focuses on the relationship of the femme body to climate-based traumas. In her work, she cites the false, internalized notion that humans are distinct from nature as a theoretical cornerstone to our plight. Pellettieri develops somatic disruptions of such separations—on personal and collective levels—through the poetics of a land-based practice.

Since 2013, she has collaborated with visual artists in conceptual, performance, and social practice mediums, as well as with composers and writers. She has performed, curated, and installed works in St. Louis and New York, as well as at sites in rural Missouri, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

Her writing appears (or will) in On the Seawall, The Kenyon Review, The Literary Review, Denver Quarterly, Newfound, Fairy Tale Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Vinyl, Guernica, Apogee, Tammy, and others. Her work has been supported by grants and residencies from Seguin Maine, The Yiddish Book Center, The Edward F. Albee Foundation, and Washington University in St. Louis. She is a current student of the Kohenet Institute, and will receive smicha in 5780/2020, besiyata dishmaya.