Justin Sherwood

Justin Sherwood recently joined Firelight as Communications Director. He previously served as the Senior Director of Communications and Strategic Initiatives at The New School (Schools of Public Engagement), where he also directed the college’s public program series, managed external partnerships, and was a part-time faculty member in the Creative Writing Program.

Sherwood is the author of the chapbook Low Theory (Seven Kitchens Press, 2016). His poems and essays have appeared in Women’s Studies Quarterly (WSQ), H.O.W. Journal, and Bustle.com, among other places. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing from The New School, where he was awarded the Paul Violi Prize in Poetry, and he earned his BA in English at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he also studied moving image arts and gender and women’s studies. He lives in New Jersey with his husband.

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