Jeannine Gailey

16541 Redmond Way #344-C
Redmond, WA 98052

Author's Bio

Jeannine Hall Gailey was the second Poet Laureate of Redmond, Washington. She's the author of five books of poetry: The Robot Scientist's Daughter, Unexplained Fevers (New Binay Press, 2013), She Returns to the Floating World (Kitsune Books, 2011), Becoming the Villainess (Steel Toe Books, 2006) and the winner of the 2015 Moon City Press Book Award, Field Guide to the End of the World (upcoming November 2016.) Her poems were featured on NPR's The Writers Almanac, Verse Daily, and included in 2007's The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. She was awarded a Washington State GAP grant in 2007 and won a 2007 and a 2011 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in journals like The Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, and American Poetry Review. She has reviewed books of poetry for The American Book Review and The Cincinnati Review, as well as The Rumpus.

Publications and Prizes

Becoming the Villainess
(Steel Toe Books, 2006)
, She Returns to the Floating World
(Kitsune Books, Inc., 2011)
, The Robot Scientist's Daughter
(Mayapple Press, 2015)
, Unexplained Fevers
(New Binary Press, 2013)
Pontoon 7
(Floating Bridge Press, 2004)
, The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel
(No Tell Motel, 2006)
2River View, 32 Poems, Adirondack Review, American Poetry Journal, American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Calyx, A Journal of Art and Literature by Women , Columbia Poetry Review, Cranky, Diner, Eleventh Muse, Evansville Review, In Posse Review, Iowa Review, Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, Pearl Magazine, Pebble Lake Review, Poetry International, Puerto del Sol, Rattle, Redactions, Rhino Magazine, Seattle Review, Seattle Woman, Smartish Pace, Spire, Verse Daily, Willow Springs
Female Comic Book Superheroes
(Pudding House Publications, 2005)
Prizes Won: 
2011 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize; 2007 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize. 2012 Eric Hoffer Montaigne Medal finalist and 2011 Florida Publisher's Association President's Award for Poetry.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Plume by Kathleen Flenniken
The Bad Wife Handbook by Rachel Zucker
Japanamerica by Roland Kelts
Facts About the Moon by Dorianne Laux
Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith

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New Haven
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Cincinnati, OH
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Last updated: Aug 02, 2018