Jayne Marek

Poet

Author's Bio

Jayne Marek, professor emerita of English with a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, also earned an M.F.A. from the University of Notre Dame. She now makes her home in the Pacific Northwest, near the wild and beautiful coast, where she writes, photographs, and learns about natural history. Twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, she also was a finalist for the David Martinson–Meadowhawk Prize, the Ex Ophidia Poetry Book Prize, and the Ryan R. Gibbs Photography Contest. Her newest collections are the full-length books The Tree Surgeon Dreams of Bowling (2018) and In and Out of Rough Water (2017), the chapbook Why Horses? Red Mare #13 (2017), and the pamphlet River Triptych (2017). Prior collections are Company of Women: New and Selected Poems (co-authored with Lylanne Musselman and Mary Sexson, 2013), the chapbook Imposition of Form on the Natural World (2013). She also authored Women Editing Modernism (1995), a scholarly work, and compiled the Index to Poetry Magazine, 1912-1987 (1988).

Publications & Prizes

Books:
The Tree Surgeon Dreams of Bowling (Finishing Line Press, 2018)
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In and Out of Rough Water (Aldrich Press, 2017)
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River Triptych (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2017)
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Company of Women: New and Selected Poems (co-author) (Chatter House Press, 2013)
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Imposition of Form on the Natural World (Finishing Line Press, 2013)
Prizes won: 

Bill Holm Witness Poetry Contest (Writers Rising Up), 2019.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
European American, Feminist
Prefers to work with: 
Naturalists/Environmentalists, Teachers
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
IL
Illinois
Raised in: 
IL
Illinois
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Last update: Sep 17, 2019