Joshua Orol

Creative Writing, 2018

Biography

Joshua Sassoon Orol is a trans Jewish poet from Raleigh, NC, writing with the texts, tunes, and stories passed down from their mixed heritage family. Josh completed an MFA at NC State University, and received an Academy of American Poets prize while at UNC Chapel Hill. Their work has most recently been published in the Jewish Literary Journal and Nimrod, and was chosen as a finalist in NCSU's 2017 contest. In addition to writing, Josh is passionate about music and youth work within the Jewish community.