Eileen Albrizio is an American writer of poetry and prose, a professional proofreader and editor, and a former broadcast journalist. She was born in Hartford, CT where she still resides. Her poetry has appeared in numerous literary publications. She is the author of three print volumes of poetry: Messy on the Inside, Rain – Dark as Water in Winter, and Perennials: New & Selected Poems, all published by Ye Olde Font Shoppe Press. Perennials was nominated for the 2008 Connecticut Book Award. She is a two-time winner of the Greater Hartford Arts Council Fellowship for Poetry. Her book of poetry and short stories "The Box Under the Bed" won the 2015 Paranormal Poetry and Prose Prize. Her debut novel "The Windsome Tree: a ghost story" has received much critical acclaim. Albrizio has taught poetry and creative writing in several colleges and cultural institutions as well as the York Correctional Institute, Connecticut’s only maximum-security prison for women.
In 2005, Albrizio left a twelve-year career as a radio news host and broadcast journalist, where she worked for ABC and NPR News. During her broadcasting career, her newscasts, spot news stories and featured stories were repeatedly awarded first-prize honors from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists.
Albrizio graduated from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting and then went on to earn her BFA in Theatre from Central Connecticut State University as well as her MA in English from the same University. In addition to writing and teaching, Albrizio assists her husband, Wayne Horgan, who is a Realtor in Connecticut. The two have owned and operated Heroes & Hitters, a comic book store in Rocky Hill, CT, since 1989.