Janet Cannon

Poet

Seattle, WA

Author's Bio

Janet Cannon’s poems have been published in many literary journals such as the Berkeley Poetry Review (University of California), Texas Review (Sam Houston State University), and William & Mary Review (College of William & Mary)—among others. She has received awards from ASCAP, the Rio Grande Writers Association, and Bless Me Anima.

Janet is the author of the following published book/chapbooks:  The Last Night in New York (Homeward Press), Percipience (Cross Cut Saw Press), and Day Laborers (Plan B Press). Her chapbook Dinner for Two is a quarter finalist in the Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize.

Janet Cannon has been an editor at Scholastic Books, and a technical writer and editor at several major high-tech corporations. She has taught oral history writing workshops at the NYC Public Library (Chelsea Branch), and ESL at The New School in NYC and community colleges in New York and New Mexico—among other teaching experiences. Janet has read her poems and performed via singing the spoken word all over the United States. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa where she also did graduate work.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
In Plein Air (Poetic License Press, 2017)
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Nuclear Impact: Broken Atoms in Our Hands (Shabda Press, 2017)
Book:
The Last Night in New York (Homeward Press, 1984)
Chapbooks:
Day Laborers (Plan B Press, 2017)
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Percipience (Cross Cut Saw Unlimited, 1975)
Journals:
Adanna Literary Journal
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Beatitude
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Big Scream
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Byline
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Connecticut River Review
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Constellations
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Croton Review
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Curbside Splendor
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Earth First
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Four Chambers
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George Washington Review
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Helicon Nine
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Howling Dog
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Long Shot
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Midwest Quarterly
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Nebo
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New Blood
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New Mexico Humanities Review
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New York Quarterly
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Open 24 Hours
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Ormfaer
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Passaic Review
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Pastiche
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Planet Detroit
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Potato Eyes
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Red Coyote
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Rockhurst Review
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San Marcos Review
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Sandy River Review
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Sin Fronteras
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Snippets
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Stroker Magazine
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Sub Rosa
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The Kerf
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The Texas Review
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Wheelhouse
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William & Mary Review
Prizes won: 

Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize, 2015 (quarter finalist for her chapbook: Dinner for Two); Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize, 2014 (quarter finalist for her chapbook: Saying and Telling); Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize, 2013 (quarter finalist for her chapbook: Day Laborers); The Rio Grande Writers’ Association (1st Place, Traditional Verse); Bless Me Anima, NM Arts grant to PAC (Poetry Prize); ASCAP (Performer’s Award).

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Born in: 
MA
Massachusetts
Raised in: 
MA
Massachusetts
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Last update: Sep 17, 2021