Maria Lisella

Writer, Editor, Communications Specialist in New York

Maria Lisella

Writer, Editor, Communications Specialist in New York

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Have spelunked in caves in Madhyar Pradesh, ridden horseback in the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro, explored the great art museums of Europe, hiked Mt. Etna in Sicily and Mount Washington, and sipped Armagnac in Gascony, France. Love locating the back stories of the people behind the biggest industry in the world: from guides to ministers of tourism, to travel agents to taxi drivers and bakers, everyone has a story worth telling, worth reading, worth sharing.

Currently a NY Expert for USA Today, and a correspondent for Jax Fax Travel Marketing Magazine. My work has appeared on FOXNews.com, in Dallas Morning News, German Life Magazine, Global Foodie, The New York Daily News, Spa Review Magazine, Travel to Wellness, with advertorials in AFAR, Sherman's Travel, Travel and Leisure, yet never leave the travel trades: Agent at Home, Travel Age West, Travel Market Report, Travel Weekly, Jax Fax Travel Marketing and Vacation Agent.

My Literary Work: Queens Poet Laureate 2015-2018. NYQ Books published Thieves in the Family, press link below. Chapbooks include: Amore on Hope St. [Finishing Line Press] and Two Naked Feet [Poets Wear Prada]. Work appears in a The New York Quarterly, Paterson Literary Review, Skidrow Penthouse, Feile Festa, FoxHill Review, Gradiva, New Verse News, Philadelphia Poets.

Co-curate Italian American Writers Association literary readings at Cornelia St. Cafe and Sidewalk Cafe in New York City.

Vice President of the Vito Marcantonio Forum, an educational organization.

  • Work
    • ML Journeys.com
  • Education
    • CUNY-Queens College, NYU-POLY, Columbia J School for Social Media