Jennifer O'Grady


Author's Bio

Jennifer O'Grady is the author of the poetry collections White (Mid-List Press First Series Award) and Exclusions & Limitations (MadHat Press, 2018). Her poems have been taught, anthologized, set to music, and published in Harper's, The New Republic, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, The Writer's Almanac, Poetry Daily and numerous other places. She is also an award-winning playwright whose work is published in The Best Ten-Minute Plays, The Best Women's Stage Monologues, and Best Contemporary Monologues for Women. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and a BA from Vassar, and lives new New York City with her husband, son, and daughter.

Publications & Prizes

The Plume Anthology of Poetry 5 (MadHat Press, 2017)
Veils, Halos & Shackles (Kasva Press, 2016)
The Book of Irish American Poetry (University of Notre Dame Press, 2007)
American Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2000)
Exclusions & Limitations (MadHat Press, 2018)
White (Mid-List Press, 1999)
13th Moon
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Connotation Press: An Online Artifact
Cultural Weekly
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Georgetown Review
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Kenyon Review
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Seattle Review
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The New Republic
The Recorder: Journal of American Irish Historical Society
The Writer's Almanac
Vassar Quarterly
Western Humanities Review
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Yale Review
Prizes won: 

Mid-List Press First Series Award for Poetry; Greenwall Fund Award, The Academy of American Poets; Billee Murray Denny Poetry Award; Beatrice Daw Brown Poetry Prize; W. K. Rose Fellowship in the Creative Arts; Henley Rose Plawriting Award; NEWvember New Plays Festival Award; MTWorks NEWborn Festival Award

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Identifies as: 
Irish American, Italian American
Born in: 
New York
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New York, NY
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Last update: Mar 20, 2018