Anita Felicelli is the author of Izzy and Poe, a children’s book about two corgis; a novel, Sparks Off You; and the poetry collection, Letters to an Albatross (BlazeVOX, 2010). Her short stories have been published in The Normal School, Joyland, Kweli Journal, Eckleburg, Strangelet Journal, and Stockholm Review, and have been finalists in the Glimmer Train awards three times.  She has contributed essays and reviews to the New York Times (Modern Love), San Francisco Chronicle, Salon, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a Puffin Foundation grant for poetry and two Greater Bay Area Journalism awards. Her poems appear in the anthologies All We Can Hold and Thirty Days.


Anita holds a B.A. in Rhetoric, English and Interdisciplinary Studies (art) from UC Berkeley and a J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law.  Born in South India, she lives in Northern California with her family.