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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 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 Writers Retreat.

NEWS:

Purchase The Fool: HERE.

 

Help me teach POETRY to human-trafficking survivors: HERE!

 

My essay "Getting to Know: Li-Young Lee" is up at Mass Poetry!

 

My tribute poem to Maya Angelou, "May 28th, 2014" is up at Oddball.

 

I'm curating a folio of poetry for The Mom Egg! Submit work: HERE.

 

Morning Garden Artists Retreats!

 

 

 

To contact Jennifer Jean:

 

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Email: jennifer@fishwifetales.com