The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Photograph of Jerico Lenk

Jerico Lenk

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Fellow 2021

About Jerico Lenk

Lenk is a first-ish year MFA student at the University of Washington, with his first first-year of the program completed at the University of South Florida. He writes poetry, a range of fiction, and lyric/hybrid. His work has received prizes and nominations/honorable mentions such as Pushcart, Walter Dean Myers Award, First Pages Prize 2020 shortlist, Bettye Newman Poetry Award, AWP Intro Journals Award, and Best New Poets 2020. His work appears in print and/or online in journals such as F(r)iction, Obsidian, CatheXis NW, iOLit, and Post. More can be found on his website