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Jennifer Jean is co-director of the Morning Garden Artist Retreats. She is the author of a full-length poetry collection, The Fool (Big Table); and, of several poetry chapbooks including: The Archivist and In the War. Her poetry has appeared in: Rattle, Denver Quarterly, Waxwing, Caketrain, Tidal Basin Review, Mud City Journal, North Dakota Quarterly, Green Mountains Review, and more. Her prose has appeared in Drunken Boat and Solstice Magazine. She is Poetry Editor of The Mom Egg Review, Associate Poetry Editor of The Compassion Anthology, and Managing Editor of Talking Writing Magazine. Jennifer teaches Free2Write poetry workshops to sex-trafficking survivors, and her poetry manuscript Object—which is about this experience and about objectification in America—was a finalist for the Green Mountains Review Book Prize in 2016.
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer
Alden Jones is the author of The Blind Masseuse: A Traveler's Memoir from Costa Rica to Cambodia, and a collection of stories, Unaccompanied Minors, winner of the 2013 New American Fiction Prize. Her work has appeared in magazines and journals including Agni, Time Out New York, the Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Puerto del Sol, The Smart Set, Gulf Coast, Post Road, and the Best American Travel Writing. She has been a Bread Loaf Scholar, a New York University Creative Writing Program Fellow, and a resident at the Vermont Studio Center and the White Colony in Costa Rica. The former director of the Excel/Cuba program in Havana, Cuba, Alden now teaches creative writing and literature at Emerson College in Boston, and has also taught on Semester at Sea and in the PEN/New England Prison Writing Program.