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

~Seamus Heaney


Jennifer Jean is a poet, educator, editor, 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. Jennifer is Managing Editor of Talking Writing Magazine and she teaches writing at Boston-area universities.




Jennifer Jean



Purchase The Fool: HERE.


My poem "The Pacific" was published in Poetry Magazine!


My: Poetry Foundation listing!


Am performing at Boston City Hall Plaza on 10/14 for HUBweek.


Book me! I perform! Info & rates are "HERE" & on Have Book Will Travel.


BOSTON VOYAGER MAGAZINE says I'm a: "Literary Citizen."


I won! a 2018 Disquiet Fellowship!


I'm guest-critiquing poems for the Two Sylvias Online Writing Retreat!


Watch me read poems from OBJECT on my YouTube Channel


Here's the vid of my interview w/ Transformative Language Arts!


#MeToo: "Grendel 1971" @ Solstice,

"Object Lesson" @ Rise Up Review.


Read "Thistle" @ Broadsided Press.


Read about my work w/ trafficking survivors: HERE, HERE, & HERE. Free2Write student poems: HERE.


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





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Talking Writing Magazine is: HERE!


Amazon author page: HERE!