Jennifer R. Edwards


Concord, NH 03301

Author's Bio

Jennifer R. Edwards, MS, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and writer in Concord, NH. Her debut poetry collection, Unsymmetrical Body is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press (July 2022). Her Pushcart Prize (XLIV) nominated poetry appears or is forthcoming from Terrain, Remington Review, The Racket, Literary Mama, Snapdragon: Journal of Art & Healing, Portrait of New England, The Ekphrastic Review, Headline Poetry and Press, Lucky Jefferson, FreezeRay Poetry, The Poets' Touchstone,, and COVID Spring: Granite State Pandemic Poems (Hobblebush Books, 2020). "I'm Trying" was honorably mentioned for the 2020 New England Amy Lowell Prize (selected by Dzvinia Orlowsky). She was a 2021 Thomas Lux Poetry Fellow at Palm Beach Poetry Festival. She reads for Button Poetry & previously Mud Season Review.  Jennifer Edwards (Maiden name Jennett) is originally from Barre, Vermont and attended the University of Vermont for BAs in English and History and a Master of Science in Communication Sciences. She stays busy with her children and hobbies. She's passionate about literary, helping others with learning disabilities and communication/speech disorders, and helping others overcome trauma. Twitter @Jennife00420145


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Publications & Prizes

COVID Spring: Granite State Pandemic Poems (Hobblebush Books, 2020)
Unsymmetrical Body: Poems (Finishing Line Press, 2022)
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Headline Poetry & Press
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Portrait of New England
Remington Review
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The Poet's Touchstone
Tiny Spoon
Prizes won: 
  1. PUSHCART PRIZE XLIV Nomination: Poem“I Don’t Know What to Do With This” published in The Poets’ Touchstone Vol 61. No. 1 (2018) and nominated by the NH Poetry Society for Pushcart XLIV https://psnhtouchstone.files.wordpress.c...
  2. 2021 Poetry Super Highway Contest, 6th Place  for poem "Mom was Always Reaching"
  3. New England Poetry Club Amy Lowell Prize Honorable Mention (2020, selected by Dzvinia Orlowsky) Poem “I’m Trying”      Winners reading at
  4. NH Poetry Society Member Contest (Feb 2017) Honorable mention, Judge Mary Lewis Sheehan, announced in The Poets’ Touchstone Vol 60, No. 2 (Winter 2017/Spring 2018)
  •    Conferences/support
  1. Thomas Lux Poetry Fellowship, Palm Beach Poetry Festival, 2021
  2. Colgate Writers Conference (2022)
  3. Frost Place Poetry Conference (2020)

Memeberships: New Hampshire Poetry Club, New England Poetry Club

Curator: Button Poetry  

Reader: Mud Season Review Poetry reader (previously)


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Time is a Mother by Ocean Vuong

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Barre, VT
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Last update: May 21, 2022