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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 works as the Creative Writing Director for Miami Arts Charter School; dining critic for MIAMI Magazine; the Miami expert for 10Best.com/USA Today; a columnist for Biscayne Times; and a freelance food-travel writer for publications including Aventura Magazine, CityEats.com, Fort Lauderdale Magazine, TheLatinKitchen.com and Vegas Player. Jen is the author of Around Miami with Kids (Fodor’s/Random House, 2000) as well as co-author of books Raw Food/Real World: 100 Recipes to Get the Glow (HarperCollins, 2005) and Born-Again Vintage (Potter Craft/Random House, December 2008). Her cookbook, Mango, is forthcoming from University Press of Florida. She lives in Miami Shores on the last remaining acre of a historic mango plantation with her husband, two children, three dogs, four cats and fourteen mango trees.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Brie Season (White Violet Press, 2014)
Chapbooks:
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)
Anthologies:
2013 Poet's Market (Writer's Digest Books, 2013), Sun-Struck Matches (Tigertail Productions, 2013), Sun-Struck Matches: Volume X (Tigertail Productions, 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)
Journals:
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, Isotope: Journal of Nature and Science Writing, Journal of New Jersey Poets, Maryland Poetry Review, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, Nebo, Nebraska Review, Nexus, North American Review, OCHO, Oyez Review, Pearl Magazine, Phase & Cycle, Radius, RE:AL, River Styx, Seneca Review, Slate, Sou'wester, Spoon River Poetry Review, Stickman Review, 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, Valparaiso Poetry Review
Prizes:
Jen Karetnick won the 2008 Portlandia Cpabook Prize for Bud Break at Mango House. She is a 2005 recipient of a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Award for a lyric poem 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.

Jen Karetnick Resume

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Listing last updated: January 19, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Jewish
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Livingston, NJ
Raised in:
Livingston, NJ

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