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Jessica Piazza

Poet Jessica Piazza

1.  How would you introduce yourself to a crowded room eager to hang on your every word?  Are you just a poet, what else should people know about you?

Usually I just tell people that I’m a word-nerd and that I’m generally ridiculous.  I like getting that out there early.  I also probably pipe in that I’m from Brooklyn, New York pretty early on, because I’m really proud of where I come from.  Brooklyn has definitely become the trendy place to be for artists and hipsters of all ilk, but growing up deep in South (read: uncool) Brooklyn is a completely different story, and a very particular story at that.  Other than that, I’m more likely to talk about my dog than myself.  His name is Special and he’s seriously….special. [click to continue…]

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