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“The aim of the poet and the poetry is finally to be of service...”

~Seamus Heaney

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 is a volunteer blogger for Amirah--an advocacy group for sex-trafficking survivors; as well, she’s a principal organizer of the Mass Poetry Festival and the Director of the Morning Garden Writers Retreat. Jennifer teaches writing and literature at Salem State University.


Purchase my newest poetry book The Fool: HERE.


My essay "Getting to Know: Rhina Espaillat" is up at Mass Poetry!


My essay "Getting to Know: Carol Ann Duffy" is up at Mass Poetry!


The Fool has been reviewed: HERE.


The Poetry Storehouse is featuring 5 poems from The Archivist.


SIGN UP NOW for the Morning Garden Writers Retreat! May 16th-18th in Gloucester MA.




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