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Jessy Randall

Jessy Randall

Author's Bio

Jessy Randall grew up in Rochester, NY, where the sky is almost always a pale shade of gray. She has an AB from Columbia University and an MLS from UNC-Chapel Hill and is now the Curator of Special Collections at Colorado College, where she co-teaches a half-credit course in the history and future of the book. She lives in Colorado Springs with her family.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Injecting Dreams into Cows (Red Hen Press, 2012), Interruptions: Collaborative Poems (Pecan Grove Press, 2011), The Wandora Unit (Ghost Road Press, 2009), A Day in Boyland (Ghost Road Press, 2007)
Chapbooks:
Broken Heart Diet (Unicorn Press, 2006), Because Mona is the Psychiatric Hospital (Pudding House Publications, 2005), Slumber Party at the Aquarium (Unicorn Press, 2004)
Journals:
Antietam Review, Many Mountains Moving, McSweeney's, Mudfish, Painted Bride Quarterly, Rattle, Sentence, West Wind Review
Prizes:
Denise Pomeraning Memorial Enrichment Grant, 2011; Pikes Peak Arts Council Grants, 2011 and 2009; Colorado Book Award finalist, 2007; Brain, Child essay contest Honorable Mention, 2002; The Nation poetry contest semi-finalist, 1999.

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
Jane Eyre, The Wizard of Oz, Lizard Music, Harriet the Spy, Magicians series, Wicked series.
Favorite Authors:
Margaret Atwood, Lynda Barry, Aimee Bender, Shirley Jackson, Kenneth Koch, Frank O'Hara, Daniel Pinkwater, Ntozake Shange, Jo Walton.

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Listing last updated: May 3, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Feminist
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Hornell, NY
Raised in:
Rochester, NY

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

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