Rod Jellema

N/A 3000 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008

Author's Bio

Prof. Emeritus, U. of MD, English & creative writing. PhD Edinburgh, Scotland.Started writing poetry (@40)1967. 5 books of poems, culminating in INCARNALITY: THE COLLECTED POEMS (2010).2 books of poems translated from the Frisian.Prese Presently writing FINDING THE UNDERCURRENT: SHORT ESSAYS ON THE READING, WRITING, AND TEACHING OF POETRY. 5 0f these essays published or forthcoming in Poet Lore and Innisfree Poetry Journal.

Publications and Prizes

A Slender Grace
(Eerdmans Publishing, 2004)
, Incarnality: The Collected Poems
(Eerdmans Publishing, 2010)
, The Eighth Day: New and Selected Poems
(Dryad Press, 1985)
, The Sound That Remains
(Eerdmans Publishing, 1990)
Atlanta Review, Christian Century, Field, Image, Many Mountains Moving, Nightsun, Nimrod, Plum Review, Poet Lore
Prizes Won: 
NEA Prize; 2 NEA Writing Fellowships; Pieter Jelles Prize (Netherlands); Columbia Univ.Translation Prize;Book of the Year"(2005),MFA Council on Christianity and Literature;Towson University Prize in Literature (2005)

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Gabriel by Ed Hirsch
Tourist in Hell by Eleanor Wilner
American Rendering by Andrew Hudgins
Song of the World Becoming by Pattiann Rogers
Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor

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Holland, Ann Arbor, MI
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Last updated: Jul 06, 2016