J Brooke

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Sag Harbor, NY

Author's Bio

J Brooke (answers to “they”, prefers “e”) won Columbia Journal’s 2020 Womxn’s History Month Nonfiction Award, was a winner of Beyond Words Literary Magazine’s 2020 Dream Challenge, received Honorable Mentions in Craft Literary 2021 Flash Fiction Award and in Streetlight Magazine's 2020 Essay/Memoir Contest, had a fiction essay in the top seven finalists for North American Review’s 2020 Kurt Vonnegut Prize. Publications include Columbia Journal, Harvard Review, The Maine Review, TSR-The Southampton Review, RFD Magazine, Hartskill Review, Rubbertop Review, Mom Egg Review, Wingless Dreamer, Detour Ahead, The Bangalore Review. Brooke was Nonfiction Editor of the Stonecoast Review while receiving an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, e majored in creative writing at Haverford College. Brooke’s misspent youth was spent in advertising.

Publications & Prizes

Prizes won: 

Nonfiction winner in Columbia Journal’s 2020 Womxn’s History Month Special Issue

Beyond Words Literary Magazine’s Dream Challenge Winner

Craft Literary 2021 Flash Fiction Hon. Mention

Streetlight Magazine's 2020 Nonfiction/Memoir Hon. Mention


Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Claudia Rankine Roxanne Gay Meg Wolitzer Joan Didion Gabrielle Calvocoressi Carmen Maria Machado Alexander Chee Ann Patchett Ta-Nehisi-Coates David Sedaris Samantha Irby Anne Lamott Ibram X. Kendi Kurt Vonnegut Maggie Nelson
What I'm reading now: 
Revolutions of All Colors by Dewaine Farria, Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine, Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker, A Promised Land by Barack Obama, Why Fish Don't Exist by Lulu Miller

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
American, Jewish, LGBTQ, Other
Prefers to work with: 
Any, At Risk Youth, Children, Disability, Immigration, LGBTQ, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Schools, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Women
Fluent in: 
Born in: 
New York City, NY
New York
Raised in: 
New York City, NY
New York
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Last update: Apr 15, 2021