Jeanann Verlee

New York, NY

Author's Bio

Jeanann Verlee is author of Said the Manic to the Muse and Racing Hummingbirds, winner of the Independent Publisher Book Award silver medal in poetry. She has also earned the Third Coast Poetry Prize and the Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry, and her work appears in Adroit, Rattle, The Journal, and BuzzFeed Reader, among others. She has served as poetry editor for Union Station Magazine, For Some Time Now, and Winter Tangerine Review: Fragments of Persephone, as well as a number of individual poetry collections. Verlee is a former punk rocker who lives and writes in New York City. She believes in you. Learn more at

Publications and Prizes

Racing Hummingbirds
(Write Bloody Publishing, 2010)
, Said the Manic to the Muse
(Write Bloody Publishing, 2015)
His Rib: Poems, Stories and Essays by HER
(Penmanship Books, 2007)
, Looking for the Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters
(Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2015)
, Not A Muse: The Inner Lives of Women
(Haven Books, 2009)
, The Courage Anthology: Daring Poems for Gusty Girls
(Write Bloody Publishing, 2014)
, Thrush Poetry Journal: an Anthology of the first two years
(Thrush Press, 2014)
BOAAT Journal, Danse Macabre, decomP, dirtcakes, Failbetter, Frigg Magazine, Hot Metal Bridge, Kill Author, Lunch Ticket, Milk, Monkeybicycle, Muzzle, Nailed Magazine, November 3rd Club, OVS Magazine, Pank, Philadelphia Stories, Polarity, Radius, ragazine, Rattle, The Adroit Journal, The Bakery, The Boiler Journal, The Foundling Review, The Legendary, The Nervous Breakdown, The New York Quarterly, The Offing, The Orange Room Review, Third Coast, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Winter Tangerine Review, Word Riot
Prizes Won: 
// Third Coast Poetry Prize (2014) "Jezebel Revisits the Book of Kings" selected by Cathy Park Hong // Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry (2012) "Hereditary" selected by Major Jackson // Independent Publisher Book Award Silver Medal in Poetry Racing Hummingbirds (full-length collection, Write Bloody Publishing, 2010)

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Denver, CO
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Last updated: Aug 19, 2016