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Jennifer Perrine

Author's Bio

Jennifer Perrine is the author of No Confession, No Mass (University of Nebraska Press, 2015), winner of the 2014 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry; In the Human Zoo (University of Utah Press, 2011), recipient of the 2010 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize; and The Body Is No Machine (New Issues, 2007), winner of the 2008 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award in Poetry. Jennifer teaches courses in creative writing and social justice and directs the Women’s and Gender Studies program at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. For more information, visit www.jenniferperrine.org.

Publications and Prizes

No Confession, No Mass (University of Nebraska Press, 2015), In the Human Zoo (University of Utah Press, 2011), The Body Is No Machine (New Issues Press, 2007)
St. Peter’s B-list: Contemporary Poems Inspired by the Saints (Ave Maria Press, 2014), Death Poems (Weiser Books, 2013), Women Write Resistance (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013), A Face to Meet the Faces (University of Akron Press, 2012)
Adrienne, Agni, Antietam Review, Apalachee Review, Atlanta Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Bellingham Review, Black Warrior Review, Broadsided Press, Bryant Literary Review, Connecticut Review, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Crab Orchard Review, Crazyhorse, Cream City Review, Ellipsis, Extract(s), Georgetown Review, Green Mountains Review, Harpur Palate, Inkwell, iO: A Journal of New American Poetry, Jet Fuel Review, Meridian, Natural Bridge, New Ohio Review, Nimrod, North American Review, Passages North, Paterson Literary Review, Quarterly West, Rattle, Red Rock Review, Redivider, Revolution House, Rhino Magazine, River Styx, Smartish Pace, Southern Poetry Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Sycamore Review, The Account, The Journal, The Ledge, The Pinch, The Rumpus, Third Coast, Unsplendid, Willow Springs
2014 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry; 2011 Tor House Prize for Poetry; 2011 Third Coast Poetry Contest; 2010 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize, University of Utah Press; 2010 49th Parallel Poetry Award, Bellingham Review; 2010 Mérida Fellowship Award, U.S. Poets in Mexico; 2009 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize; 2008 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award in Poetry, Southern Illinois University Carbondale; 2008 Fourth-Ever Poetry Contest, Black Warrior Review; 2008 Poetry Award, The Ledge; 2008 Grand Prize, The Taste ‘Test, Virginia Arts of the Book Center; 2008 Poetry Prize, Ellipsis

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Listing last updated: September 29, 2015

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Asian American, Feminist, G/L/B/T, Mixed Race
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Adults, Any, At Risk Youth, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Prisoners, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans
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