Jackie Craven

Poet

Schenectady, NY 12308

Author's Bio

Jackie Craven combines a career in journalism with whimsical and often surreal literary writing. She's the author of Secret Formulas & Techniques of the Masters (Brick Road Poetry Press) and a chapbook, Our Lives Became Unmanageable (Omnidawn), winner of the publisher’s award for fabulist fiction. Her writing appears in journals such as The Asheville Poetry Review, Chautauqua, Columbia Poetry Review, New Ohio Review, Nimrod International Journal, River Styx, Salamander, and Spillway. As a journalist, she's published books on home décor and more than 500 articles on architecture, visual art, literature, and cultural travel. Raised in northern Virginia, she earned degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University (B.S.) and the University at Albany, New York (M.S. and Doctor of Arts). She lives in upstate New York, with extended stays in Northern Virginia and Florida. Learn more at www.JackieCraven.com.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Last Call: The Anthology of Beer, Wine & Spirits Poetry (World Enough Writers, 2018)
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Ice Cream Poems (World Enough Writers, 2017)
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Of Burgers & Barrooms (Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2017)
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Creatures of Habitat (Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2015)
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Lummox #2 (Lummox Press, 2013)
Book:
Secret Formulas & Techniques of the Masters (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2018)
Chapbook:
Our Lives Became Unmanageable (Omnidawn Publishing, 2016)
Journals:
Asheville Poetry Review
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Bohemia
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Columbia Poetry Review
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Existere
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Heavy Feather Review
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Licking River Review
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Pearl Magazine
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Pembroke Magazine
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Pilgrimage Magazine
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Rogue Agent
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Spillway Magazine
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Undertow Tanka Review
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Water~Stone Review
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YUAN YANG
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Zahir
Prizes won: 
  •  Pushcart Nominations, Brick Road Poetry Press and Salamander magazine ~ 
  •  Fabulist Fiction Prize, Omnidawn Publishing ~ 
  •  Poetry Contest Honorable Mention, River Styx
  •  Poetry Manuscript Finalist, Autumn House Press ~
  •  Poetry Contest Finalist, Nimrod Journal ~
  •  Fineline Award Finalist, Mid-American Review ~
  •  Concrete Wolf Poetry Chapbook Series Finalist ~
  •  Missouri Review, Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize Finalist ~
  •  Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art Poetry Finalist ~

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
LGBTQ
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Falls Church, VA
Virginia
Raised in: 
Arlington, VA
Virginia
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Last update: Dec 31, 2018