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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, 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 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.




Jennifer Jean



Purchase The Fool: HERE.


My: Poetry Foundation listing!


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


I won! a 2018 Disquiet Fellowship!


3 upcoming Her Story Is events; June 15th, 24th, & 26th.


The video of my interview w/ Transformative Language Arts!


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


#MeToo: "Grendel 1971" @ Solstice,

"Object Lesson" @ Rise Up Review.


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


Broadsided nominated "Thistle" 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.


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





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Free2Write is: HERE!


Morning Garden Retreats is: HERE!


Talking Writing Magazine is: HERE!


Amazon author page: HERE!