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Jennifer K. Sweeney

Author's Bio

Jennifer K. Sweeney is the author of two previous books of poetry, How to Live on Bread and Music, winner of the 2009 James Laughlin Award, the Perugia Press Prize, and also nominated for The Poet’s Prize, and Salt Memory, (Main Street Rag Poetry Award). Her poems have been translated into Turkish, included in Oxford and Benchmark textbooks, and published widely in literary journals including American Poetry Review, Poetry Daily, and the 2009 Pushcart Prize anthology.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
How to Live On Bread and Music (Perugia Press, 2009), Salt Memory (Main Street Rag Press, 2006)
Anthologies:
2009 Pushcart Prize Anthology (Pushcart Press, 2010)
Journals:
American Poetry Review, Arroyo Literary Review, Barrow Street, California Quarterly, Calyx, Cave Wall, Connecticut River Review, Connotations, Crab Orchard Review, Del Sol Review, Diner, Electronic Poetry Review, Eleven Eleven, Evansville Review, Gargoyle Magazine, Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal, Hayden's Ferry Review, Hunger Mountain, Jet Fuel Review, Main Street Rag, Meridian, New York Quarterly, OCHO, Parthenon West Review, Passages North, Pedestal Magazine, Phoebe, Ping Pong, Pleiades, Poemeleon, Puerto del Sol, Quay: A Journal of the Arts , Red Rock Review, Runes: A Review of Poetry, Southern Humanities Review, Southern Review, Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Spillway Magazine, Spoon River Poetry Review, Subtropics, The Ledge, The Offending Adam, Water~Stone Review, Wisconsin Review
Prizes:
James Laughlin Award, Perugia Press Prize, Pushcart Prize, Main Street Rag Poetry Award, Elinor Benedict Prize, The Ledge Poetry Prize, two Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Awards

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Listing last updated: June 29, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Feminist
Born in:
Manchester, CT
Raised in:
Tolland, CT

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