Jean Nordhaus

Poet

623 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003-1234
Phone: 
202-543-1905

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

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

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Jewish
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English, German
Born in: 
Baltimore
Raised in: 
Baltimore
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Last update: Oct 04, 2019