Jari Chevalier


Author's Bio

Jari Chevalier is a multi-genre writer and visual artist. Her poems have appeared in Arcturus, American Literary Review, Barrow Street, Beloit Poetry Journal, Boulevard, Cimarron Review, Cincinnati Review, Concīs, The Collagist, The Cortland Review, Gulf Coast Online, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, The Massachusetts Review, Ploughshares, Poetry East, Puerto del Sol, Solo, Spillway, Wisconsin Review, and other literary journals.

She was awarded first place in Common Ground Review's 2018 Annual Poetry Contest Open. In Fall 2016 she won the inaugural poetry contest at Sheila-Na-Gig Online and was a semi-finalist for the 2016 Tomaž Šalamun Prize from Verse magazine. In 2014 she received a Merit Award in the Atlanta Review International Poetry competition and was a finalist in the Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Contest. She won the first Portable Story Series contest with a work of short fiction.

Jari Chevalier has received support for her work as an artist, journalist, and teacher from numerous private and government grantmakers and has been awarded scholarships and residencies at Marble House Project, The Ragdale Foundation, The Center for Documentary Studies, and Vermont Studio Center.

After graduating with honors in writing and literature from Columbia University, Jari Chevalier earned her Master of Arts in Creative Writing from CCNY where she studied with the late William Matthews and received an Academy of American Poets Prize.

She has taught courses and presented for SUNY Purchase, Antioch University, Fordham University, North Dakota State University, Moorpark College, Lakewood Prep School, Rishi Valley School, and other academic centers and has been a featured reader in reading series and festivals.

She served as a Contributing Editor and Production Editor for Barrow Street during the journal’s first five years.

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Last update: Oct 30, 2018