Jenifer DeBellis


Author's Bio

Teaching writer Jenifer DeBellis, M.F.A., is author of Blood Sisters (Main Street Rag, 2018) and founding director of aRIFT Warrior Project. Her second book, Cut Yourself Free, Warrior Sister, is due for release in 2020. In addition to publishing and promoting her poetry and prose, she edits Pink Panther Magazine and directs the Detroit Writers’ Guild. When she's not editing or writing for others, she sneaks in time for her own craft, which was nominated for a 2018 Pushcart Prize and appears or is forthcoming in AWP's Festival Writer, CALYX, the Good Men Project, Literary Orphans, Solstice, and other fine journals. A former fellow for the Meadow Brook Writing Project, JDB facilitates workshops for Oakland University’s MBWP Writing Camps, as well as teaches writing and literature for Saginaw Valley State University and Macomb Community College. Find more at

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Christian, Feminist, Italian American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Teachers, Teenagers
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Mt Clemens, MI
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Last update: Oct 15, 2019