Jamaica Baldwin


Author's Bio

Jamaica (she/her) hails from Santa Cruz, CA by way of Seattle. Her first book, Bone Language, will be published by YesYes Books in 2023. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, Prairie Schooner, World Literature Today, The Adroit Journal and The Missouri Review, among others. She is a 2021 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, winner of the 2021 RHINO Poetry editor's prize, and winner of the 2019 San Miguel de Allende Writers Conference Contest in Poetry. Her writing has been supported by Hedgebrook, Furious Flower, and the Jack Straw Writers program. Jamaica is currently pursuing her PhD in English at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with a focus on poetry and Women and Gender Studies.

Publications & Prizes

Prizes won: 
  • Winner of RHINO Poetry Editor’s Prize for “Father Weaver” (2021)

  • Recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (2021)

  • Winner of the San Miguel de Allende Conference Contest Winner in Poetry for “Teaching the Beasts to Devour My Mother” (2019)

  • Winner of the Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award for “Symphonies” and “Stitched” (2018)

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Last update: Jun 11, 2021