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Jeanne Mahon

Author's Bio

Jeanne Mahon lives in Mercer, PA. She attended Youngstown State University and Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA. She has been the recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts writing grant. Her first collection of poetry, “The Wolf in the Wood,” was published in 1996 by Pangborn Books, Ltd. Her poetry has been published in many literary journals, including: The Hiram Poetry Review, The Cimarron Review, Cutbank and West Branch. She is poetry editor of Shenango River Books and most recently edited Neno Perrotta’s “Not One Thing about Science – Very Small Stories & Average Sized Poems.” In 2007 her poem, Notes on the Sobriety of Angels won the $500. first prize in “The Country Mouse” webzine’s winter, 2007 poetry contest. Also, in 2007 her poem, Who Was Playing the Piano at My Party Last Night? won the $250. second prize in Tricinium’s contest for poems on community. Music for the three winning poems in that contest was composed by Lawrence Siegel. They were then performed at the Peterborough Players in Peterborough, NH in celebration of The MacDowell Colony Centennial on October 14, 2007.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
The Wolf in the Wood (Pangborn Books, 1996)
Journals:
5 AM , Cimarron Review, Creeping Bent, Cutbank, English Journal, Pig Iron Press, West Branch
Prizes:
"The Country Mouse" webzine winter, 2007 poetry contest - 1st prize 2007 Tricinium contest for poems on community - 2nd prize

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea

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Listing last updated: July 16, 2012

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Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Other
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Youngstown, OH
Raised in:
Youngstown, OH

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