Jeanne Powell


San Francisco, CA 94164
(415) 928-8904; (415) 225-3265

Author's Bio

Received degrees from WSU in Detroit and USF in San Francisco. I write and perform poetry, flash fiction, nonfiction and short plays. Much of my work has been published. For ten years I hosted a popular spoken word series in SF, Celebration of the Word. Since 1996 my small press has published 20 poets. I teach English, writing and social studies to youth and adults. My cultural and film reviews appear at [worddoctor],, and Regent Press published CAROUSEL, a collection of my essays, in 2014.

Publications & Prizes

Poets Eleven 2014 (San Francisco Public Library, 2014)
World of Change (New Way Media, 2014)
Poets Eleven 2012 (San Francisco Public Library, 2012)
Windows & Skylights (Outskirts Press, 2010)
Drumvoices Revue, 10th anniversary edition (Drumvoices Revue, 2004)
My Own Silence (Taurean Horn Press, 2014)
Two Seasons (Regent Press, 2014)
Word Dancing (second edition) (Taurean Horn Press, 2013)
February Voices (Jukebox Press, 1994)
Caveat Lector
Drumvoices Revue
Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal
Poetry Magazine

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Journals 1952 to 2000 by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Holy Blood, Holy Grail by Leigh, Lincoln and Baigent

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African American, Native American
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Born in: 
New York, NY
New York
Raised in: 
near Detroit, MI
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Last update: Aug 04, 2018