Ori Fienberg is a Jewish, XXY writer whose prose and poetry has appeared or is forthcoming from places including Diagram, Essay Daily, Heavy Feather Review, Mid American Review, New SouthPaper Darts, PANK, Passages North, Rattle, and plenty more. His prose poetry collection Old Habits, New Markets was selected as the winner of Elsewhere Magazine‘s Annual Chapbook Contest by Zachary Schomburg and is now in its third print run.

Like middle school science fair projects deserving of “honorable mention”, Ori’s writing has been nominated and selected as a finalist for Sundress Publications’ Best of the Net multiple times, selected three times as a finalist for the Mid-American Review Fineline Contest, nominated for a Pushcart, as well as a finalist for New Michigan Press Chapbook Contest, Conduit First Book Prize, and the Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize. He has completed residencies with La Muse Inn and the Sundress Academy for the Arts.

Ori works to promote originality, and teaches poetry writing for Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies. The rest of the time he’s lucky to be one part of what the Los Angeles Times called “the ultimate AWP couple” along with essayist and potter Emily Maloney. Ori tweets about poetry, environmentalism, politics, and occasionally baseball @ArtfulHerring.