Alyssa Morhardt-Goldstein is a poet and teacher living in NYC. She is the author of Quiet, winner of The New School University Press contest, and Nympholepsy, a prose-poetry novella co-authored with Lisa Marie Basile, which was a finalist in the 2017 Tarpaulin Sky Book Awards and is forthcoming from Inside the Castle in November 2018. She was a semifinalist for the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize and her work can be found in Sporklet, The Mackinac, Prick of the Spindle, Front Porch, and others.
Alyssa is the founder of Sound Literary Magazine and artistic director and co-founder of Diorama, the immersive poetry series in NYC.
Alyssa received her MFA in poetry from The New School, and her BS in classical vocal performance and English literature from Mannes Conservatory. She holds certifications in Orff and Heart-Based Singing.