Lucia LoTempio


Lucia LoTempio is the author of Hot with the Bad Things (Alice James Books, 2020), a lyric sequence of prose poems that explore the intersection of fear, identity, and the malleability of violence. With Suzannah Russ Spaar, she co-authored the chapbook Undone in Scarlet (Tammy, 2019), a dialogic retelling of myth. Lucia serves on the Editorial Board of Alice James Books, and as a poetry reader for Autumn House Press and The Offing. She has previously taught poetry, creative writing, and composition at the University of Pittsburgh. As Head Instructor for Carnegie Mellon’s Arts Greenhouse, she developed creative writing curriculum for Pittsburgh middle schoolers. She periodically teaches specialty poetry masterclasses through literary organizations, including White Whale Books. Lucia has taught poetry and creative writing courses for PCA&M since 2019. Learn more: