Jeannine Gailey


Redmond, WA
Washington US

Author's Bio

Jeannine Hall Gailey was the second Poet Laureate of Redmond, Washington. She's the author of five books of poetry: The Robot Scientist's Daughter, Unexplained Fevers (New Binay Press, 2013), She Returns to the Floating World (Kitsune Books, 2011), Becoming the Villainess (Steel Toe Books, 2006) and the winner of the 2015 Moon City Press Book Award and the SFPA's Elgin Award, Field Guide to the End of the World. Her poems were featured on NPR's The Writers Almanac, Verse Daily, and included in 2007's The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. She was awarded a Washington State GAP grant in 2007 and won a 2007 and a 2011 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in journals like The Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, and American Poetry Review. She has reviewed books of poetry for The American Book Review and The Cincinnati Review, as well as The Rumpus.

Publications & Prizes

The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel (No Tell Motel, 2006)
Pontoon 7 (Floating Bridge Press, 2004)
The Robot Scientist's Daughter (Mayapple Press, 2015)
Unexplained Fevers (New Binary Press, 2013)
She Returns to the Floating World (Kitsune Books, Inc., 2011)
Becoming the Villainess (Steel Toe Books, 2006)
Female Comic Book Superheroes (Pudding House Publications, 2005)
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Columbia Poetry Review
Eleventh Muse
Evansville Review
In Posse Review
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Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion
Pearl Magazine
Pebble Lake Review
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Puerto del Sol
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Rhino Magazine
Seattle Review
Seattle Woman
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Verse Daily
Prizes won: 

2017 Elgin Award Winner for Field Guide to the End of the World. 2016 Moon City Book Prize for Field Guide to the End of the World.  2011 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize; 2007 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize. 2012 Eric Hoffer Montaigne Medal finalist and 2011 Florida Publisher's Association President's Award for Poetry for She Returns to the Floating World.

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Matthea Harvey, Kelly Link, Haruki Murakami, Leo Tolstoy, Margaret Atwood, Louise Gluck, Dana Levin, Denise Duhamel, Dorianne Laux, Osamu Dazai, Hayao Kawai.
What I'm reading now: 
The Tradition by Jericho Brown, The Bad Wife Handbook by Rachel Zucker, Japanamerica by Roland Kelts, Facts About the Moon by Dorianne Laux, Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith

More Information

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Identifies as: 
Disabled, Feminist
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Born in: 
New Haven
Raised in: 
Cincinnati, OH
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Last update: May 21, 2019