(Image Description: A photograph of the writer Madeleine Mori with cropped blond hair, wearing a kelly green sweater and tiered yellow, orange, blue, and black earrings, while leaning against a red brick wall)

Madeleine Mori is a Japanese American writer and editor, born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned a BS in Wine and Viticulture from California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo, where she was the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize, and an MFA from New York University, where she served as a Poetry Editor of Washington Square Review. Her writing has appeared in The Cincinnati Review, The Oxford Review of Books, jubilat, DIAGRAM, the American Poetry Review, The Yale Review, The Common, The Margins, 2022 Best New Poets (University of Virginia Press), Condé Nast Traveler, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a Lucille Clifton Memorial Scholarship from the Community of Writers, a Global Research Initiative Fellowship from NYU’s Provost, and was a 2021 Margins Fellow through the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, where she guest-edited a special folio on wine. She was the Founding Poetry Editor at Pigeon Pages. She lives in Brooklyn and is the Assistant Director of the MFA in Writing at Sarah Lawrence College. She is at work on a poetry collection and a blended memoir-in-essays.

Photo: Alexi Maschas, 2021

Updated: December 2023

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