Janet Hamill

Fiction Writer, Poet, Spoken Word Artist

P.O. Box 21
Circleville, NY 10919

Author's Bio

Completed MFA in Creative Writing: Poetry in June 2014, at New England College, Henniker, VT. Author of five books of poetry - Troublante, The Temple, Nostalgia of the Infinite, Body of Water. First collection of short fiction, Tales from the Eternal Café, was released on February 11, 2014. Professional tutor for English Department Writing Center at SUNY Orange, Middletown, NY.

Publications & Prizes


Tales from the Eternal Cafe (Three Rooms Press, 2014)


Maintenant6 (Three Rooms Press, 2014)
The Understanding Between Foxes and Light (Great weather for MEDIA, 2013)
Body of Water (Bowery Books, 2008)
Bowery Women: Poems (Bowery Books, 2006)
The Temple (Telephone Books, 1980)

Spoken Word

Nostalgia of the Infinite (Ocean View Books, 1992)
Lowell Celebrates Kerouac, Meltdown Festival, Latitude Festival (2006)
Bowery Poetry Club (2005)
Genie of the Alphabet (2003)
Flying Nowhere (2000)
Prizes won: 

Joel Oppenheimer Scholarship, NEC MFA, One Voice, Poets & Writers

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Against Expression by Dworkin & Goldsmith, Pataphysics by Christian Bok, Edges of Water by Maureen Owen, The Prose Poem by Michael Benedikt, The Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Murikami

More Information

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Identifies as: 
European American
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Born in: 
Jersey City
Raised in: 
New Milford, NJ
New Jersey
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Last update: May 07, 2018