Rod Jellema

N/A 3000 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 
202-299-9551

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

Books: 
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)
Journals: 
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

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Christian
Prefers to work with: 
Teachers
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Holland
Raised in: 
Holland, Ann Arbor, MI
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Last updated: Jul 06, 2016