Janet Cannon

Author's Bio

Janet Cannon’s poems have been published in many literary journals such as Berkeley Poetry Review (University of California), The Midwest Quarterly (Pittsburgh State University), Texas Review (Sam Houston State University), New York Quarterly, and G.W. Review (George Washington University)—among others. She has received awards from ASCAP, the Rio Grande Writers Association, and Bless Me Anima. Janet is the author of three published chapbooks Day Laborers (Plan B Press), The Last Night in New York (Homeward Press), and Percipience (Cross Cut Saw Press). Her chapbook, Dinner for Two is a quarter finalist in the Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize. Janet has read her poems and performed via singing the spoken word all over the United States. Janet Cannon has been an editor at Scholastic Books, and a technical writer and editor at several major high-tech corporations. She has taught oral history writing workshops at the NYC Public Library--Chelsea Branch; and she has taught English as a Second Language (ESL) at The New School in NYC, and community colleges in New York and New Mexico. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa where she also did graduate work. Janet Cannon's website is: IsleWrite.com

Publications and Prizes

Beatitude, Berkeley Poetry Review, Big Scream, Byline, Connecticut River Review, Croton Review, Curbside Splendor Publishing, Earth First, Exit 13 Magazine, Four Chambers, George Washington Review, Helicon Nine, Howling Dog, Long Shot, Nebo, New Blood, New Mexico Humanities Review, The New York Quarterly, Open 24 Hours, Oracle Fine Arts Review, Ormfaer, Passaic Review, Pastiche, Planet Detroit, Poetry South, Potato Eyes, Prism Review, Rockhurst Review, San Marcos Review, Sin Fronteras, Slant, Snippets, Southwestern American Literature, Straylight Literary Arts Magazine, Stroker Magazine, Sub Rosa, Hollins Critic, The Kerf, The Texas Review, Waterways, Wheelhouse
Day Laborers
(Plan B Press, 2017)
, Percipience
(Cross Cut Saw Unlimited, 1975)
, The Last Night in New York
(Homeward Press, 1984)
Prizes Won: 
Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize, 2015 (quarter finalist for her chapbook: Dinner for Two); Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize, 2014 (quarter finalist for her chapbook: Saying and Telling); Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize, 2013 (quarter finalist for her chapbook: Day Laborers); The Rio Grande Writers’ Association (1st Place, Traditional Verse); Bless Me Anima, NM Arts grant to PAC (Poetry Prize); ASCAP (Performer’s Award).

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Last updated: Feb 22, 2018