Jean Nordhaus

623 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003-1234
Phone: 
202-543-1905

Author's Bio

Studied philosophy at Barnard College & German at Yale University with emphasis on Brecht. Taught workshops for many years at the Writer's Center in Bethesda, Md. Currently serve as Review Editor for Poet Lore.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
A Bracelet of Lies
(Washington Writers' Publishing House, 1987)
, Innocence
(Ohio State University Press, 2006)
, Memos from the Broken World
(Mayapple Press, 2016)
, My Life in Hiding
(Quarterly Review of Literature, 1991)
, The Porcelain Apes of Moses Mendelssohn
(Milkweed Editions, 2002)
Journals: 
American Poetry Review, Hudson Review, Innisfree, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Washington Review, West Branch
Prizes Won: 
Colladay Prize, Quarterly Review of Literature; Charles B. Wheeler Award Ohio State University Press; Edward Stanley Award, Prairie Schooner

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Native Guard by Natasha Tretheway
,
JII by Judith Hall
,
Primo Levi by Survival in Auschwitz

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Jewish
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
German
Born in: 
Baltimore
Raised in: 
Baltimore, MD
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Last updated: Jul 10, 2016