Jane Ellen Glasser


2115 NE 42nd Court #108N
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
(754) 551-1898

Author's Bio

A first collection of my poetry, Naming the Darkness, with an introduction by W. D. Snodgrass, was published by Road Publishers and my prize-winning second collection, Light Persists, was published by Tampa University Press. For much of my life I have been an advocate for poetry. In the past I reviewed poetry books for the Virginian-Pilot, edited poetry for the Ghent Quarterly, interviewed the likes of Maxine Kumin and Joseph Brodsky, and later co-founded the nonprofit arts organization and journal New Virginia Review. In addition, I have given presentations and conducted workshops for the International Society of Poetry, Writing Project at College of William & Mary, Tidewater Writing Project at Old Dominion University, and the Florida’s First Coast Writer’s Festival, to name a few. For several years I served as poet-in-the-schools and visiting poet throughout Virginia before assuming a sixteen-year position as English and creative writing teacher at Norview High School in Norfolk, Virginia. For the past ten years I have conducted summer and after-school writing workshops with middle school students in the Norfolk Public School System. Previously, I served as poetry editor for the Ghent Quarterly and Lady Jane’s Miscellany. My chapbook "On the Corner of Yesterday" appeared from Pudding House Publications in 2010. "The Long Life" won the Poetica Publishing Chapbook Award 2011 and was published in 2012. My new full-length collection of poetry, "The Red Coat," has been accepted by FutureCycle Press and will appear in 2013.

Publications & Prizes

The Long Life (Poetica Publishing Company, 2012)
On the Corner of Yesterday (Pudding House Publications, 2010)
Light Persists (University of Tampa Press, 2006)
Naming the Darkness (Road Publishing, 1991)
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Jane Ellen Glasser has garnered many awards for individual poems from the Irene Leache Society, Puddingstone, and the Poetry Society of Virginia, and she has been recognized for outstanding articles on teaching poetry that were featured in Virginia English Bulletin and English Journal. She won the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry 2005, and her award-winning book, Light Persists, published by Tampa University Press in April 2006, received an honorable mention in the 2007 Library of Virginia Literary Awards. In 2011 her chapbook "The Long Life" won The Poetica Publishing Company Award.

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Last update: Jul 24, 2012