Amanda Stovicek D’Alessandro is a poet, adjunct professor, and teaching artist made of star stuff. She received the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for 2022 based on her body of work. Her debut micro-chapbook, SPACE SPECTACULAR, was published by Ghost City Press in their 2018 Summer Micro-Chapbook Series.


D’Alessandro has taught for ten years, leading creative writing workshops in the community, and teaching college English and creative writing. She holds an MFA in Poetry and Creative Writing from the Northeast Ohio MFA Program, and an MA in English Language and Literature from Kent State.

D’Alessandro’s poem “Last Note Slipped Under the Mattress” in Gordon Square Review (published as Amanda Stovicek) was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2018. Her poem “Blueshift” was selected as the winner of the 2017 Academy of American Poets University Prize. She was named the Graduate Fellow for the Wick Poetry Center for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 academic years.

D’Alessandro lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with her husband, children, and dog, Ripley.

Instagram: @poetamsd_

Email: amae099 at gmail dot com

Poems attached to a clothesline.
Creating a manuscript on a clothesline.

Support for this artist’s work made possible through the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award 2022.