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Jeannine Gailey

Author's Bio

Jeannine Hall Gailey was the second Poet Laureate of Redmond, Washington. She's the author of five books of poetry: The Robot Scientist's Daughter, Unexplained Fevers (New Binay Press, 2013), She Returns to the Floating World (Kitsune Books, 2011), Becoming the Villainess (Steel Toe Books, 2006) and the winner of the 2015 Moon City Press Book Award, Field Guide to the End of the World (upcoming November 2016.) Her poems were featured on NPR's The Writers Almanac, Verse Daily, and included in 2007's The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. She was awarded a Washington State GAP grant in 2007 and won a 2007 and a 2011 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in journals like The Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, and American Poetry Review. She has reviewed books of poetry for The American Book Review and The Cincinnati Review, as well as The Rumpus.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
The Robot Scientist's Daughter (Mayapple Press, 2015), Unexplained Fevers (New Binary Press, 2013), She Returns to the Floating World (Kitsune Books, Inc., 2011), Becoming the Villainess (Steel Toe Books, 2006)
Chapbooks:
Female Comic Book Superheroes (Pudding House Publications, 2005)
Anthologies:
The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel (No Tell Motel, 2006), Pontoon 7 (Floating Bridge Press, 2004)
Journals:
2 River Review, 32 Poems, Adirondack Review, American Poetry Journal, American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Calyx, Columbia Poetry Review, Cranky, Diner, Eleventh Muse, Evansville Review, In Posse Review, Iowa Review, Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, Pearl Magazine, Pebble Lake Review, Peurto del Sol, Poetry International, Rattle, Redactions, Rhino Magazine, Seattle Review, Seattle Woman, Smartish Pace, Spire, Verse Daily, Willow Springs
Prizes:
2011 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize; 2007 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize. 2012 Eric Hoffer Montaigne Medal finalist and 2011 Florida Publisher's Association President's Award for Poetry.

Jeannine Gailey Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Plume by Kathleen Flenniken, The Bad Wife Handbook by Rachel Zucker, Japanamerica by Roland Kelts, Facts About the Moon by Dorianne Laux, Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith
Favorite Books:
Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood, Stranger Things Happen by Kelly Link, After Dark by Haruki Murakami, Blue Bamboo by Osamu Dazai, Meadowlands by Louise Gluck, Kinky by Denise Duhamel, Awake by Dorianne Laux, Dancing in Odessa by Ilya Kaminsky, Modern Life by Matthea Harvey, Book of Light by Lucille Clifton, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Favorite Authors:
Dana Levin, Margaret Atwood, Louise Gluck, Denise Duhamel, Dorianne Laux, Rita Dove, Lucille Clifton, Ilya Kaminsky, Matthea Harvey, Leo Tolstoy, Haruki Murakami, Kelly Link, Hayao Kawai, Osamu Dazai

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Listing last updated: April 3, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Feminist
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
French
Born in:
New Haven, CT
Raised in:
Cincinnati, OH

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