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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

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)
Broken Heart Diet (Unicorn Press, 2006), Because Mona is the Psychiatric Hospital (Pudding House Publications, 2005), Slumber Party at the Aquarium (Unicorn Press, 2004)
Antietam Review, Many Mountains Moving, McSweeney's, Mudfish, Painted Bride Quarterly, Rattle, Sentence, West Wind Review
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

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Hornell, NY
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Rochester, NY

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