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Janet Cannon

Author's Bio

Janet Cannon is from the Boston area originally, but she has lived in Manhattan, San Francisco, Taos, Tucson, and Seattle. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa where she also did graduate work. Janet Cannon has been an editor at Scholastic Books, and a technical writer and editor at several major high-tech corporations. She has taught writing and language arts at the Taos Indian Pueblo, and oral history writing workshops at the NYC Public Library--Chelsea Branch. She has also taught English as a Second Language (ESL) courses at The New School in NYC, and community colleges in New York and New Mexico. Janet’s poems have been published in many literary journals such as Berkeley Poetry Review (University of California), The Midwest Quarterly (Pittsburgh State University), Texas Review (Sam Houston State University), New York Quarterly, and G.W. Review (George Washington University)—among others. She has received awards from ASCAP, the Rio Grande Writers Association, and Bless Me Anima. Janet is the author of one published full-length poetry collection The Last Night in New York (Homeward Press); and the chapbook Percipience (Cross Cut Saw Press, now CC. Marimbo). Janet’s chapbook Dinner for Two is a quarter finalist in the 2015 Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize. She has read her poems and performed via singing the spoken word all over the United States. Janet Cannon's website is: IsleWrite.com

Publications and Prizes

Books:
the last night in new york (Homeward, 1984), percipience (Cross Cut Saw Unlimited, 1975)
Journals:
Beatitude, Berkeley Poetry Review, Big Scream, Byline, Connecticut River Review, Croton Review, Curbside Splendor, Earth First, Exit 13, Four Chambers, George Washington Review, Helicon Nine, Howling Dog, Long Shot, Nebo, New Blood, New Mexico Humanities Review, New York Quarterly, Open 24 Hours, Ormfaer, Passaic Review, Pastiche, Planet Detroit, Potato Eyes, Prism Review, Rockhurst Review, San Marcos Review, Slant: A Journal of Poetry, Snippets, Southwestern American Literature, Stroker Magazine, Sub Rosa, The Kerf, The Texas Review, Waterways, Wheelhouse
Prizes:
Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize, 2015 (quarter finalist for her chapbook: Dinner for Two); Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize, 2014 (quarter finalist for her chapbook: Saying and Telling); Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize, 2013 (quarter finalist for her chapbook: Day Laborers); The Rio Grande Writers’ Association (1st Place, Traditional Verse); Bless Me Anima, NM Arts grant to PAC (Poetry Prize); ASCAP (Performer’s Award).

Janet Cannon Resume

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Listing last updated: November 9, 2015

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Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Other
Prefers to work with:
Adults, Any
Born in:
MA
Raised in:
MA

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