Jennifer Perrine

Poet

Portland, OR

Author's Bio

Jennifer Perrine’s first book, The Body is No Machine (New Issues, 2007), was selected as the winner of the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award in Poetry. Their second collection, In the Human Zoo (University of Utah Press, 2011), won the Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize, and their third book, No Confession, No Mass (University of Nebraska Press, 2015), received the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry, the Bisexual Book Award for Poetry, and the Publishing Triangle Audre Lorde Award. Their fourth book, Again, was released by Airlie Press in 2020.

Perrine’s poems, essays, and stories have been featured in over a hundred journals and more than a dozen anthologies, and they have collaborated with visual artists and musicians on broadsides, art exhibits, and a chamber song cycle. Perrine has been the recipient of fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, U.S. Poets in Mexico, Writers at Work, and the Fine Arts Work Center, among others.

They live in Portland, Oregon, where they co-host the Incite: Queer Writers Read series and teach writing to youth and adults. They are currently completing a fifth poetry manuscript, Beautiful Outlaw, and are working on a memoir about a year they spent living under an assumed identity.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Political Punch: The Poetics of Identity (Sundress Publications, 2016)
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The Doll Collection (Terrapin Books, 2016)
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Veils, Halos, and Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women (Kasva Press, 2016)
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St. Peter’s B-list: Contemporary Poems Inspired by the Saints (Ave Maria Press, 2014)
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Death Poems (Weiser Books, 2013)
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Women Write Resistance (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013)
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A Face to Meet the Faces (University of Akron Press, 2012)
Books:
Again (Airlie Press, 2020)
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No Confession, No Mass (University of Nebraska Press, 2015)
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In the Human Zoo (University of Utah Press, 2011)
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The Body Is No Machine (New Issues Press, 2007)
Journals:
Adrienne
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Antietam Review
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Apalachee Review
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Atlanta Review
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Connecticut Review
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Connotation Press: An Online Artifact
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Crab Orchard Review
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Ellipsis
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Extract(s)
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Georgetown Review
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Red Rock Review
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Revolution House
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Rhino Magazine
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Spoon River Poetry Review
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The Account
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The Ledge
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Unsplendid
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Prizes won: 

2019 Oregon Poetry Community Fellowship; 2017 K. Margaret Grossman Fiction Award; 2016 Publishing Triangle Audre Lorde Award; 2014 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry; 2011 Tor House Prize for Poetry; 2011 Third Coast Poetry Contest; 2010 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize, University of Utah Press; 2010 49th Parallel Poetry Award, Bellingham Review; 2010 Mérida Fellowship Award, U.S. Poets in Mexico; 2009 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize; 2008 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award in Poetry, Southern Illinois University Carbondale; 2008 Fourth-Ever Poetry Contest, Black Warrior Review; 2008 Poetry Award, The Ledge; 2008 Grand Prize, The Taste ‘Test, Virginia Arts of the Book Center; 2008 Poetry Prize, Ellipsis

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Asian American, Feminist, LGBTQ, Mixed Race
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Any, At Risk Youth, Incarcerated individuals, LGBTQ, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans
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Last update: Mar 05, 2021