Lucia LoTempio

Lucia LoTempio is a poet, arts administrator, editor, and reader originally from Buffalo, New York. She is the author of Hot with the Bad Things, a lyric sequence published by Alice James Books. After receiving an MFA in Poetry from the University of Pittsburgh, she spent a few more years in that Rust Belt city managing programs and outreach at the literary arts and international free speech organization City of Asylum and then transitioned to a position managing curriculum for Arts Greenhouse, a project of Carnegie Mellon University. She currently serves on the editorial board for Alice James Books and as a poetry reader for The Offing. In her free time, Lucia loves taking a walk around a lake while listening to an audiobook or a podcast. New to Minneapolis, Lucia is trying to eat her way around the Twin Cities. Learn more about Lucia at