Jami Macarty


Author's Bio

Jami Macarty is the author of the full-length poetry collection The Minuses, forthcoming (February 2020) in the Mountain West Poetry Series, published by The Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University, and three chapbooks of poetry: Instinctive Acts (Nomados Literary Publishers, 2018), Mind of Spring (No. 22, Vallum Chapbook Series, 2017), winner of the 2017 Vallum Chapbook Award, and Landscape of The Wait (Finishing Line Press, 2017), a poetic response to her nephew William’s car accident and year-long coma. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in American, Australian, and Canadian journals, including Arc Poetry Magazine, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Capilano Review, Interim, EVENT, The Journal, Otoliths, The Rumpus, and Volt. Former Executive Director of Tucson Poetry Festival (1996-2005), she teaches poetry and poetics at Simon Fraser University; yoga and meditation privately. As well as in Canada and the United States, she’s taught English and yoga in Ecuador, Ethiopia, Nepal, and United Arab Emirates. As co-founder and editor of the online poetry journal The Maynard, she promotes the work of other poets and artists. On Medium, she writes Peerings & Hearings–Occasional Musings on Arts in the City of Glass, a blog series supporting arts and community (begun in 2016 as a featured column for Anomaly/Anomalous Press). Her own work has been supported by Arizona Commission on the Arts and British Columbia Arts Council, among others; by residencies at Mabel Dodge Luhan House and Banff Centre, by Pushcart Prize nominations, by the tireless editors of literary journals and presses, and by beloved readers.

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Publications & Prizes

The Minuses (Center for Literary Publishing, Colorado State University, 2020)
LANDSCAPE OF THE WAIT (Finishing Line Press, 2017)
Prizes won: 

2017 Vallum Chapbook Award 



Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Edmond Jabes Kennth Koch Leslie Scalapino Gertrude Stein Wallace Stevens

More Information

Gives readings: 
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Identifies as: 
Buddhist, Feminist
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Any, At Risk Youth, Disability, Homelessness, Illness/Wellness, Incarcerated individuals, Mental Health, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans
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Born in: 
Raised in: 
North Hampton, NH
New Hampshire
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Last update: Sep 23, 2019