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

~Seamus Heaney

BRIEF AUTHOR BIO:

Jennifer Jean is a poet, educator, activist, and consummate "literary citizen." Her debut poetry collection is The Fool (Big Table); her poetry chapbooks include: The Archivist, and In the War. Jennifer’s newest manuscript, titled Object, was a finalist for the 2016 Green Mountains Review Book Prize. Other honors include: a 2018 Disquiet FLAD Fellowship; a 2017 Her Story Is residency, where she worked with Iraqi women artists in Dubai; a 2016 Good Bones Prize; and, a 2013 Ambassador for Peace Award for her activism in the arts. As well, her poetry has appeared, or is forthcoming, in: Poetry Magazine, Waxwing Journal, Rattle Magazine, Crab Creek Review, Denver Quarterly, Mud City Journal, Solstice, Pangyrus, and more. She is Poetry Editor of The Mom Egg Review, Managing Editor of Talking Writing Magazine, and Co-director of Morning Garden Artists Retreats. Jennifer teaches Free2Write poetry workshops to trauma survivors, and she teaches writing at Boston-area universities.

 

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-NEWS:

Purchase The Fool: HERE.

 

My: Poetry Foundation listing!

 

Book me! I perform! Find out more on: Have Book Will Travel.

 

I've 3 Mass Poetry Festival events!

 

Need time to write? Attend our next MG Retreat: May 18-20.

 

I won! a 2018 Disquiet Fellowship!

 

#MeToo: "Grendel 1971" @ Solstice,

"Object Lesson" @ Rise Up Review.

 

SWWIM nominated "Escort is her word &" for Bettering Am. Poetry!

 

Info on my residency in Dubai with: the HER STORY IS project.

 

My poem won finalist in Consequence Magizine's Women Writing War Poetry Contest.

 

Read about my work w/ trafficking survivors: HERE, HERE, & HERE.

 

Free2Write student poems: HERE.

 

I tweet for the Amirah Safe House.

 

2 essays in Solstice: "The Politics of Empathy" & "On Diversity & the Exploitation of Adjuncts".

 

 

 

 

To contact Jennifer Jean:

 

Jennifer Jean

Email: jennifer@fishwifetales.com

 

Follow me on: FACEBOOK.

 

Follow me on: TWITTER.

 

Follow me on: INSTSAGRAM.

 

 

-WEBSITES:

 

Free2Write is: HERE!

 

Morning Garden Retreats is: HERE!

 

Talking Writing Magazine is: HERE!

 

The Mom Egg Review is: HERE!

 

Amazon author page: HERE!