Juliet Gelfman-Randazzo is a writer and visual artist in Philadelphia. She is a second-year MFA candidate in creative writing at Rutgers University-Camden, where she teaches undergraduate writing composition and creative writing. She was a 2022 writer-in-resident at Soaring Gardens (awarded by the Ora Lerman Trust) and at Art Farm; Finalist in AWP’s 2022 Kurt Brown Prize in Creative Nonfiction and International Literary Seminar’s 2022 Fiction Contest; and semi-finalist in the 2022 Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize and Tilted House’s inaugural Chapbook Prize. She is the author of the poetry chapbook DUH (Bullshit Lit, 2022).
Previously, she worked as Associate Director of Communications and Digital Media for City Arts & Lectures, where she wrote a weekly(ish) newsletter, produced an audio miniseries for podcast & radio broadcast, produced events (such as Femail: The Art of Sustainable Fashion and a conversation with Cheryl Dunye), maintained a growing audio archive, developed social media presences (posted, liked, commented, subscribed, caught up on twitter beef), and handled a variety of communicative functions (responded to emails and sent links to all sorts of things). In the past she has contributed to fields magazine, and produced and edited public radio broadcasts and podcast episodes for the San Francisco-based radio producers, The Kitchen Sisters.
Juliet holds a BA from Wesleyan University, where she graduated with Honors in English and a Film Minor. Her background is in creative writing, film, literature, radio production, and studio art.
Other things About Juliet: She is pretty good at haircuts, softball, ballet, french, knitting, board games, jigsaw and crossword puzzles, baking, starting fires.
She is pretty bad at singing, basically all video games except maybe mario kart though she’s not like, great at that either, whistling, ken kens, pull-ups, basketball, and geography.
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