Jacqueline Allen Trimble

P. O. Box 271 Alabama State University
Montgomery, AL 36101
Phone: 
3342298501

Author's Bio

Jacqueline Allen Trimble lives and writes in Montgomery, Alabama, where she is an associate professor of English and the chairperson of Languages and Literatures at Alabama State University. Her poetry collection, American Happiness, is published by NewSouth Books. The ironically titled book examines America’s refusal to grapple with hard truths, preferring instead the pretense that everyone and everything is just fine. Of the work Honorée Jeffers wrote, “I longed for her kind of poetry, these cut-to-the-flesh poems, this verse that sings the old time religion of difficult truths with new courage and utter sister-beauty,” and Randall Horton noted, “There is a jewel of a poet in the epicenter of Alabama who adeptly revisits the ugly of race, the power and legacy of familial bonds, the joys and beauty of growing up Southern—our complicated humanity.” She is currently the recipient of a 2017 literary arts fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. American Happiness was named a poetry finalist and the Best Book of 2016 by the newly launched Seven Sisters Book Awards.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
American Happiness
(NewSouth Books, 2016)

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
African American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Columbus, GA
Raised in: 
Montgomery, AL
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Last updated: Aug 19, 2017