Jeanne Marie Beaumont


New York, NY 10023-4444

Author's Bio

Jeanne Marie Beaumont holds an MFA from Columbia University. She is the author of four books of poetry, and the coeditor of The Poets' Grimm: 20th Century Poems from Grimm Fairy Tales (1993). Her poem, "Afraid So," was made into a short film by award-winning filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt and was screened internationally at festivals and at the Museum of Modern Art. Her play "Asylum Song," had its off-off Broadway premiere in a two-week run at HERE Arts Theater in Manhattan in June 2019. She has taught at the Frost Place, Rutgers University, the Stonecoast MFA Program of the University of Southern Maine, and at the 92nd Street Y in New York.

Publications & Prizes

Monster Verse: Poems Human and Inhuman (Alfred A. Knopf, 2015)
Don't Leave Hungry: Fifty Years of Southern Poetry Review (University of Arkansas Press, 2009)
When She Named Fire (Autumn House Press, 2009)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2007 (St. Martin's Press, 2007)
Good Poems for Hard Times (Viking, 2005)
Letters from Limbo (CavanKerry Press, 2016)
Burning of the Three Fires (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2010)
Curious Conduct (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2004)
Placebo Effects (W. W. Norton & Company, 1997)
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The Manhattan Review
The Nation
Prizes won: 

The National Poetry Series, 1996; The Greensboro Review Literary Award for Poetry 2003; The Dana Award for Poetry 2009.

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Darby, PA
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Last update: May 26, 2019