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Jen Karetnick

Author's Bio

Jen Karetnick received an MFA in poetry from University of California, Irvine and an MFA in fiction from University of Miami. She is the author of three full-length books of poetry, including Brie Season (White Violet Press, 2014) and American Sentencing (Winter Goose Publishing, forthcoming 2016), as well as four poetry chapbooks. She works as the Creative Writing Director for Miami Arts Charter School; dining critic for MIAMI Magazine; blogger for Virgin Atlantic Airlines; and freelance writer for publications including TheAtlantic.com, FSR Magazine, TheLatinKitchen.com, The Local Palate and Racked.com. Jen is also the author of the cookbook, Mango (University Press of Florida, 2014) as well as co-author of books From the Tip of My Tongue (Story Farm Press, 2015); Raw Food/Real World: 100 Recipes to Get the Glow (HarperCollins, 2005) and Born-Again Vintage (Potter Craft/Random House, December 2008). She lives in Miami Shores on the last remaining acre of a historic mango plantation with her husband, two teens, three dogs, four cats and fourteen mango trees.

Publications and Prizes

American Sentencing (Winter Goose Publishing, 2016), Brie Season (White Violet Press, 2014)
Prayer of Confession (Finishing Line Press, 2014), Landscaping for Wildlife (Big Wonderful Press, 2012), Bud Break at Mango House (Portlandia Group, 2008), Necessary Salt (Pudding House Publications, 2007)
2013 Poet's Market (Writer's Digest Books, 2013), Sun-Struck Matches: Volume X (Tigertail Productions, 2013), The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry (Bloomsbury USA, 2013), Florida Flash: Volume IX (Tigertail Productions, 2011), gape-seed (Uphook Press, 2011), Reeds and Rushes (Pudding House Press, 2010), Hurricane Blues (Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2006), A South Florida Poetry Annual, Editor's Choice, Volume I-IV, (Tigertail Productions, 2005), A South Florida Poetry Annual, Volume III (Tigertail Productions, 2004)
Adirondack Review, Alimentum, Aura Literary Arts Review, Autumn Sky, Barrow Street, Black River Review, Blood & Fire Review, Blood Lotus, Blue Unicorn, Carpe Articulum Literary Review, Cimarron Review, Cleaver Magazine, Cobalt Review, Consequence, december, Gastronomica, Georgetown Review, Greensboro Review, Gulf Stream, Hospital Drive, Intima: Narrative Medicine, Isotope: Journal of Nature and Science Writing, Journal of New Jersey Poets, Lyre Lyre, Maryland Poetry Review, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, Mount Hope, Nebo, Nebraska Review, Nexus, North American Review, OCHO, Oyez Review, Pearl Magazine, Phase & Cycle, Radius, RE:AL, River Styx, Seneca Review, SHARKPACK Poetry Review, Slab Literary Review, Slate, Sou'wester, Spillway, Spoon River Poetry Review, Stickman Review, Sweet: A Literary Confection, Temenos Journal, The Boiler Journal, The Healing Muse, The Inquisitive Eater, The Ledge, The Light Ekphrastic, The MacGuffin, The New Guard, The New Verse News, The Oval, The Poetry Storehouse, Tidal Basin Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review
Jen Karetnick was a featured juried poet at Houston Poetry Fest 2014. She won the 2008 Portlandia Chapbook Prize for Bud Break at Mango House. She is a 2004 and 2005 recipient of Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Awards for lyric poems and a finalist in the 2009 Patricia Dobler, Consequence Magazine and Earth Vision prizes. She is a 2010 finalist in the River Styx and Knight poetry prizes. She was named one of 33 "Emerging Creative Minds" by SOFI Magazine in 2010. For her food and travel writing, she has been awarded first place in the Green Eyeshade/Society of Professional Journalists, Association of Food Journalists and North American Travel Journalists Association, and second place in the Les Dames d'Escoffier MFK Fisher Awards for Culinary Writing in the Cookbook category for Mango. She has won education grants from O, Miami, IMPACT II Ideas and Target, and read and presented workshops and papers at festivals and conferences including the Virginia Festival of the Book (Charlottesville, VA; Southern Independent Book Festival (Norfolk, VA); University of Central Florida Book Fest (Orlando, FL); Warnborough College Conference of the Arts (Canterbury, Kent, UK); North American Review Bicentennial Conference of Literature and Creative Writing (Cedar Falls, IA); Other Words (St. Augustine, FL); and Miami Book Festival International (Miami, FL). She has also read at libraries, bookstores and museums including the Selby Library (Sarasota, FL); Delray Beach Library (Delray Beach, FL); Fountain Bookstore (Richmond, VA); Joe's Place (Greenville, SC); Books & Books (Coral Gables, FL) and the Jewish Museum of South Florida-FIU (Miami Beach, FL).

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