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Jennifer Perrine

Author's Bio

Jennifer Perrine is the author of The Body Is No Machine (New Issues, 2007), winner of the 2008 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award in Poetry, and In the Human Zoo (University of Utah Press, 2011), recipient of the 2010 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize. Jennifer teaches in the English department and directs the Women’s and Gender Studies program at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and serves as Associate Editor at Tupelo Quarterly and on the advisory board of the Rumpus Poetry Book Club. For more information, visit Jennifer online at www.jenniferperrine.org.

Publications and Prizes

In the Human Zoo (University of Utah Press, 2011), The Body Is No Machine (New Issues Press, 2007)
Death Poems (Weiser Books, 2013), Women Write Resistance (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013), A Face to Meet the Faces (University of Akron Press, 2012)
Agni, Antietam Review, Apalachee Review, Atlanta Review, Bellingham Review, Black Warrior Review, Broadsided Press, Bryant Literary Review, Connecticut Review, Crab Orchard Review, Cream City Review, Ellipsis, Extract(s), Georgetown Review, Green Mountains Review, Harpur Palate, Inkwell, iO: A Journal of New American Poetry, Natural Bridge, Nimrod, Passages North, Paterson Literary Review, Quarterly West, Rattle, Red Rock Review, Redivider, Rhino Magazine, River Styx, Smartish Pace, Southern Poetry Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Sycamore Review, The Journal, The Ledge, The Pinch, The Rumpus, Third Coast, Unsplendid, Willow Springs
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

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors:
Jeanette Winterson, Bob Hicok, Denise Duhamel, Louise Erdrich, Art Spiegelman, Mark Doty

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Listing last updated: April 8, 2014

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Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Identifies as:
Asian American, Feminist, G/L/B/T, Mixed Race
Prefers to work with:
Adults, Any, At Risk Youth, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Prisoners, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans
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