Emily Vizzo 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 San Diego 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. Her poems have been nominated for Best of the Net in 2015, 2016, and 2017. 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. She is currently Artist in Residence with the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis.