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About The Author

Liza Jessie Peterson is an author, playwright, poet, actress, and youth advocate. Her critically-acclaimed one-woman show The Peculiar Parrot was nominated for a Drama Desk Award in 2019. She is the author of the memoir All Day: A Year of Love and Survival Teaching Incarcerated Kids at Rikers Island (2017), which is currently being adapted for episodic streaming. She has appeared on screen in Ava Duvernay's 13th and on HBO's Def Poetry, as well as countless other productions. Originally from Philadelphia, Peterson relocated to New York City, where she rose to prominence as a slam poet at the famed Nuyorican Poets Café.

Books by Peterson