Laura Buccieri

Poet + Publicist

Education

The New School, New York, NY, 2015—2017, MFA in Poetry

New York University, New York, NY, 2010–2014, BA in Anthropology/Creative Writing, Cum Laude

Literary Experience

Author of the chapbook On Being Mistaken (PANK, 2018)

Copper Canyon Press, Publicist, New York, NY, 2017–Present

  • In charge of the publicity efforts for all Copper Canyon titles (16-20/year)
  • Pitches collections to top tier media like the NYT, Publishers Weekly, & Poet's and Writers
  • Develops a specific media strategy for each title
  • Leads the publicity efforts for the Copper Canyon Press brand

Literary Hub, Editorial Fellow, New York, NY, 2017

  • Controls all aspects of Lit Hub’s social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), with 250,000+ followers 
  • Creates and pitches proposals to founders and Editor-In-Chief
  • Edits and chooses excerpts 
  • Communicates with client’s PR Team to ensure longstanding partnerships
  • Works directly with Editing Team on internal community-building initiatives

Bustle, Freelance, New York, NY, 2016—2017

  • Pitches and writes articles for various sections of Bustle 

20th Century Fox, Freelance, Los Angeles, CA, 2016 —2017

  • Reviews scripts and title proposals for the independent movie division of Fox Studios

Freeman’s Journal, PR Manager, New York, NY, 2015—2017

  • Works directly with founder John Freeman on current and past successful launches and releases of Freeman’s Journal
  • Actively seeks out literary talent, in order to connect with authors for forthcoming issues
  • Implemented and curates social media platforms to cultivate awareness around tours
  • Collaborates with Grove Atlantic Publishing to organize an annual worldwide book tour
  • Promotes Freeman’s tour via relationships with authors, editors, and publications
  • Facilitates interviews with renowned authors, such as Sharon Olds and Svetlana Alexievich

Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop, Events Coordinator, Brooklyn, NY, 2016—2017

  • Initiates and executes monthly readings and events with guests such as Amber Tamblyn, Ocean Vuong, Monica Youn, Hanif Abdurraqib, and others
  • Controls all aspects of Berl’s social media (gained 1200+ followers over first year)
  • Manages shop inventory and sales
  • Builds longstanding customer relationships