“The aim of the poet and the poetry is finally to be of service...”
BRIEF AUTHOR BIO:
Jennifer Jean's debut poetry collection is The Fool (Big Table, 2013); her chapbooks include: The Archivist, and In the War. As well, her manuscript titled Object was a finalist for the Green Mountains Review Book Prize and a semi-finalist for the Akron Poetry Prize in 2016. Jennifer's poetry and prose have appeared, or will appear, in: Rattle, Drunken Boat, Crab Creek Review, Waxwing, Caketrain, Denver Quarterly, Tidal Basin Review, Solstice, Warscapes, and more. She is Co-director of the Morning Garden Artist Retreats, Poetry Editor at The Mom Egg Review, and Managing Editor at Talking Writing Magazine. Jennifer teaches Free2Write poetry workshops for sex-trafficking survivors and at Boston-area universities.
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, including: Rattle, Drunken Boat, Crab Creek Review, Waxwing, Caketrain, Denver Quarterly, Tidal Basin Review, Solstice, Warscapes, North Dakota Quarterly, Mud City Journal, Paterson Literary Review, Zymbol, Plath Profiles, Southern California Review, Santa Clara Review, Poets/Artists, Poetica, Naugatuck River Review, Green Mountains Review and more. Her work has been, or will be, anthologized in: Veils, Halos, & Shackles: a Poetry Anthology on the Abuse & Oppression of Women; More Than a Number: Poems for Baga; Shout It Out: Poems Against Domestic Violence, and in Writers of the Portuguese Diaspora in the United States and Canada. Jennifer received an "Award for Excellence in English Language Poetry” from the International Seonghwa Poetry Contest, and she's received a Pushcart Prize nomination for her poem "Love All the Girls". 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 to sex-trafficking survivors, she's the Poetry Editor for The Mom Egg Review, an associate Poetry Editor for The Compassion Anthology, and she's the Managing Editor for Talking Writing Magazine. As well, she’s on the programming committee for the Mass Poetry Festival, and she's Co-director of the Morning Garden Artist Retreats. Jennifer lives in Peabody MA.
Purchase The Fool: HERE.
Book me! I perform! Find out more on: Have Book Will Travel.
I'm co-directing the next MG Artists Retreat on June 9th-11th!
"The Hero of Seymour Avenue" has won Waxwing's Good Bones Prize!
"#CarryThatWeight" is up at: Rattle.
"Amazing Grace" is at: Crab Creek.
My poem about teaching poetry to trafficking survivors is up at: TW.
New craft essay! "On the Line".