Jenny Sadre-Orafai

Poet, Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Author's Bio

Jenny Sadre-Orafai is the author of Paper Cotton Leather, Malak, and Book of Levitations. Her poetry has appeared in Cream City Review, Ninth Letter, The Cortland Review, Hotel Amerika, The Pinch, and other journals. Her prose has appeared in Los Angeles Review, The Rumpus, South Loop Review, Fourteen Hills, The Collagist, and other journals. She is co-founding editor of Josephine Quarterly, Professor of English at Kennesaw State University, and Executive Director of Georgia Writers Association.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Anthologies:
Till the Tide: An Anthology of Mermaid Poetry (Sundress Publications, 2015)
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Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching (McFarland & Co., 2011)
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Contemporary American Women: Our Defining Passages (All Things That Matter Press, 2009)
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Waking Up American: Coming of Age Biculturally (Seal Press, 2005)

Fiction

Poetry

Anthology:
Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume V: Georgia (Texas A&M University Press, 2012)
Books:
Book of Levitations (with Anne Champion) (Trembling Pillow Press, 2020)
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Malak (Platypus Press, 2017)
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Paper, Cotton, Leather (Press 53, 2014)
Chapbooks:
The Best Man in the World (Dancing Girl Press, 2017)
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Avoid Disaster (Dancing Girl Press, 2012)
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Dressing the Throat Plate (Finishing Line Press, 2012)
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Weed Over Flower (Finishing Line Press, 2005)
Journals: ,
Caesura
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Crab Orchard Review
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Frigg Magazine
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Linebreak
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Literary Mama
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Loose Change
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Ouroboros Review
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Pank
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Poetry Midwest
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Tammy
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The Bakery
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The Collapsar
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The Tiny
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More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Iranian American, Mexican
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Last update: Jan 18, 2020