“The aim of the poet and the poetry is finally to be of service...”
Jennifer Jean’s poetry collection The Fool will be released in December 2013 from Big Table Publishing. Her other poetry collections 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 Journal, 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; she’s a principal organizer of the Mass Poetry Festival; she is Director of the Morning Garden Writers Retreat; and, she teaches writing and literature at Salem State University and UMASS Boston.
My book The Fool is launching! So, let's PARTY on Dec. 6th @ The Armory in Somerville, MA!
Here's my concluding interview with sex-trafficking survivor Jasmine.
My essay on "The State of Poetry" is up at Mass Poetry.
Here's my Mom Egg review of Still Here Thinking of You.
I am now the Director of the Morning Garden Writers Retreat!
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