Jennifer O'Grady

Author's Bio

Jennifer O'Grady is the author of the poetry collections White (Mid-List Press First Series Award) and Exclusions & Limitations (MadHat Press, 2018). Her poems have been taught, anthologized, set to music, and published in Harper's, The New Republic, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, The Writer's Almanac, Poetry Daily and numerous other places. She is also an award-winning playwright whose work is published in The Best Ten-Minute Plays, The Best Women's Stage Monologues, and Best Contemporary Monologues for Women. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and a BA from Vassar, and lives new New York City with her husband, son, and daughter.

Publications and Prizes

Exclusions & Limitations
(MadHat Press, 2018)
, White
(Mid-List Press, 1999)
American Poetry: The Next Generation
(Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2000)
, The Book of Irish American Poetry
(University of Notre Dame Press, 2007)
, The Plume Anthology of Poetry 5
(MadHat Press, 2017)
, Veils, Halos & Shackles
(Kasva Press, 2016)
13th Moon, Antioch Review, Arkansas Review, Colorado Review, Columbia, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Cultural Weekly, Georgetown Review, Georgia Review, Green Mountains Review, Harper's, Hawai'i Review, Kenyon Review, Literary Mama, One, Plume, Poetry, Poetry East, Salamander, Saranac Review, Seattle Review, Seneca Review, Southern Review, Southwest Review, Tar River Poetry, The Florida Review, The New Republic, The Recorder: Journal of American Irish Historical Society, The Writer's Almanac, Vassar Quarterly, Western Humanities Review, Wisconsin Review, Yale Review
Prizes Won: 
Mid-List Press First Series Award for Poetry; Greenwall Fund Award, The Academy of American Poets; Billee Murray Denny Poetry Award; Beatrice Daw Brown Poetry Prize; W. K. Rose Fellowship in the Creative Arts; Henley Rose Plawriting Award; NEWvember New Plays Festival Award; MTWorks NEWborn Festival Award

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Irish American, Italian American
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New York
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New York, NY
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Last updated: Mar 20, 2018