“The aim of the poet and the poetry is finally to be of service...”
Jennifer Jean’s debut poetry collection The Fool was released by Big Table Publishing in 2013. Her chapbooks include: The Archivist and In the War; as well as the multi-media chapbook Fishwife. She’s also released, with composer Sarah Eide, a collaborative CD called Fishwife Tales which is comprised of art songs, accompanied recitations, and rock ballads. Jennifer's poetry, essays, and book reviews have been published in numerous journals and anthologies, including: Drunken Boat, Caketrain, Denver Quarterly, Tidal Basin Review, Poets/Artists, The Mom Egg Review, Poetica, Naugatuck River Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Southern California Review, and more. Her poem "Fishwife with Child," as set to music by Sarah Eide, won the 2011 Curtain Up! Prize; her long poem The Legend of Liban the Merrow was a finalist for the 2010 Firewheel Chapbook Award; and, she's received an Agnes Butler Award from the Academy of American Poets. Jennifer teaches Free2Write poetry workshops at Amirah--a safe house for sex-trafficking survivors; as well, she’s on the advisory board for the Mass Poetry Festival, and she's Co-director of the Morning Garden Artist Retreats.
Purchase The Fool: HERE.
I'm curating a folio of poetry on "Compassionate Action." Submit work to The Mom Egg Review.
Morning Garden Artist Retreat REGISTRATION OPEN NOW! For Sept. 26th or Oct. 10th weekends.
My WOMR Poets Corner interview!
My poem "Lucia..." as a video remix at: The Poetry Storehouse.
To contact Jennifer Jean: