Jenny Sadre-Orafai

Poet, Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Author's Bio

Jenny Sadre-Orafai is the author of Paper Cotton Leather and Malak and co-author of Book of Levitations. Dear Outsiders, her fourth poetry collection, is forthcoming from the University of Akron Press in 2023. Her poetry has appeared in Cream City ReviewNinth LetterThe Cortland Review, Hotel AmerikaThe Pinch, and other journals. Her prose has appeared in Los Angeles ReviewThe Rumpus, Fourteen HillsNELLE, and other journals. She co-founded Josephine Quarterly and teaches creative writing  at Kennesaw State University.

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:
Dear Outsiders (University of Akron Press, Akron Poetry Series, 2023)
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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:
Boxcar Poetry Review
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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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Redivider
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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: 
Feminist, Iranian American, Mexican American
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Last update: May 06, 2022