“The aim of the poet and the poetry is finally to be of service...”
BRIEF AUTHOR BIO:
Jennifer Jean's most recent poetry collection is The Fool; other collections include: The Archivist, Fishwife, and In the War. Her work has appeared in: Drunken Boat, Caketrain, Denver Quarterly, Tidal Basin Review, Poets/Artists, The Mom Egg, Naugatuck River Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Talking/Writing, and more. She's Co-director of the Morning Garden Artist Retreats, Poetry Editor for The Compassion Project, and she teaches Free2Write poetry workshops at Amirah--a safe house for sex-trafficking survivors. Jennifer is on the advisory board for the Mass Poetry Festival, and she teaches writing at Pine Manor College.
LONGISH AUTHOR BIO:
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; and, she teaches writing at Pine Manor College. 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.
My "Get to Know the Festival Poets!" classes run April 1st-22nd @ The Peabody Institute Library.
My AWP panel, "Teaching Without a Net" runs on April 9th @ 1:30pm.
My poem on Korean re-unification is up @ The Compassion Project.
My author-interview about The Fool is up @ Mass Poetry!
I'm the new Co-Director of the Morning Garden Artist Retreats!
My WOMR Poets Corner interview!