Anita Felicelli is the author of the children's book Izzy and Poe, a novel, Sparks Off You; and the poetry collection, Letters to an Albatross (BlazeVOX). Her short stories have appeared in The Normal School, Joyland, Kweli Journal, Eckleburg, Strangelet Journal, and Stockholm Review, and have been finalists for the Glimmer Train awards thrice. She's contributed essays and reviews to the New York Times (Modern Love), Salon, San Francisco Chronicle, LA Review of Books, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a Puffin Foundation grant for poetry and two Greater Bay Area Journalism awards. Her work appears in the anthologies All We Can HoldThirty Days, and Best of Kweli: An Aster(ix) Anthology. Her short story collection Love Songs for a Lost Continent is forthcoming from Stillhouse Press.

Anita holds a B.A. with honors in Rhetoric, English and Interdisciplinary Studies (visual art) from UC Berkeley and a J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law. She is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and a VONA alum. Born in South India, she lives in Northern California with her family.