Jennifer Bosveld


Columbus, OH 43213

Author's Bio

Poet, essayist, publisher known for 1st using the term "Applied Poetry"--poetry applied to the times of our lives. Founder of Pudding Magazine, Pudding House Publications, Poets Greatest Hits national archive, presenting over 300 workshops nationally inclu at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum, The Salt Palace, for Sunset Poets in CA, Rhino Workshop in Normal IL, Indianapolis Writers Center, many years for the National Assn. for Poetry Therapy, countless readings on tour. Sept. 09 at The Glory Days Symposium on Bruce Springsteen for the debut of her anthology, Love Poems and Other Messages for Bruce Springsteen.

Publications & Prizes

Crude: Poems at the End of the Age of Oil (Pudding House Publications, 2010)
Cap City Poets: Columbus & Central Ohio's Best Known, Read, and Requested Poets (Pudding House Publications, 2008)
Hunger Enough: Living Spiritually in a Consumer Society (Pudding House Publications, 2004)
Glass Works: Art Glass, Windows, Bottles, Marbles, and jars (Pudding House Publications, 2002)
Pocket Poetry Parenting Guide (Pudding House Publications, 2000)
Prayers to Protest: Poems That Center & Bless (Pudding House Publications, 1998)
Coffeehouse Poetry (Bottom Dog Press, 1996)
Love Poems & Other Messages for Bruce Springsteen (Pudding House Publications, 2009)
The Pudding House Gang (Pudding House Publications, 2009)
Jazz Kills The Paperboy: virtual journalism poems (Pudding House Publications, 2006)
Elastic Ekphrastic: Poetry on Art:/Poets on Tour in Galleries (Pudding House Publications, 2005)
From a Phone Booth in Paradise (Rank Stranger Press, 2005)
The Magic Fish: Poems on an Edward Boccia Sketchbook (Pudding House Publications, 2003)
Fresh Water: Poems from the Rivers, Lakes, and Streams (Pudding House Publications, 2001)
The Unitarian Universalist Poets: A Contemporary American Survey (Pudding House Publications, 1996)
Chapbook on the Making of the Chapbook (Pudding House Publications, 2008)
Free With the Purchase of a Spagheti Fork (Pudding House Publications, 1986)
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Heaven Bone
Prizes won: 

Ohio Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry, 1996. Pioneer Award from the Nat. Assn. for Poetry Therapy. I do not enter contests as a general rule.

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
all poetry releases from the University by of Pittsburgh Press

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Irish American
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Columbus, OH
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Last update: Jun 05, 2009