Jazzy Danziger

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Jazzy Danziger
Born Jessica Danziger
(1984-12-05)5 December 1984
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Occupation Poet
Nationality United States
Alma mater Washington University, University of Virginia
Notable awards Brittingham Prize in Poetry (2012)

Jazzy Danziger (born 1984) is an American poet and editor.

Life and career[edit]

Danziger was born in St. Louis, Missouri and raised in Maitland, Florida. She earned her bachelor's degree from Washington University in St. Louis and her MFA in Poetry from the University of Virginia, where she was Editor in Chief of Meridian. She has served as series editor for the annual Best New Poets anthology since 2011.


As author:

As editor:

Anthology publications:

  • Two Weeks: A Digital Anthology of Contemporary Poetry (Linebreak, 2011)


From the University of Virginia:

  • Henry Hoyns/Poe-Faulkner Fellowship (2008–2010)

From Washington University in St. Louis:

  • Academy of American Poets Prize (Judge: Bin Ramke) (2006)
  • Academy of American Poets Prize Honorable Mention (Judge: Thomas Sayers Ellis) (2007)
  • Roger Conant Hatch Prize for Poetry (2006 and 2007)
  • Norma Lowry Memorial Fund Prize for Poetry (2007)
  • Andrea Goff Memorial Prize for Poetry (2007)
  • Julia Viola McNeely Memorial Prize for Poetry (2006 and 2007)