Jean Nordhaus


623 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003-1234

Author's Bio

Studied philosophy at Barnard College & German Literature at Yale University. Taught workshops for many years at the Writer's Center in Bethesda, Md. Coordinated poetry programs for the Folger Shakespeare Library, served for 6 years as President of Washington Writers' Publishing House and, for 8 years, as Review Editor of Poet Lore.

Publications & Prizes

Memos from the Broken World (Mayapple Press, 2016)
Innocence (Ohio State University Press, 2006)
The Porcelain Apes of Moses Mendelssohn (Milkweed Editions, 2002)
My Life in Hiding (Quarterly Review of Literature, 1991)
A Bracelet of Lies (Washington Writers' Publishing House, 1987)
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Hudson Review
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Washington Review
Prizes won: 

Colladay Prize, Quarterly Review of Literature; Charles B. Wheeler Award Ohio State University Press; Edward Stanley Award, Prairie Schooner

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky, The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald, Primo Levi by Survival in Auschwitz

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Last update: Oct 04, 2019