Rod Jellema

Poet

N/A 3000 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 
202-299-9551

Author's Bio

Prof. Emeritus, U. of MD, English & creative writing. PhD Edinburgh, Scotland.Started writing poetry (@40)1967. 5 books of poems, culminating in INCARNALITY: THE COLLECTED POEMS (2010).2 books of
poems translated from the Frisian.Prese Presently writing FINDING THE UNDERCURRENT: SHORT ESSAYS ON THE READING, WRITING, AND TEACHING OF POETRY. 5 0f these essays published or forthcoming in
Poet Lore and Innisfree Poetry Journal.

Publications & Prizes

Books:
Incarnality: The Collected Poems (Eerdmans Publishing, 2010)
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A Slender Grace (Eerdmans Publishing, 2004)
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The Sound That Remains (Eerdmans Publishing, 1990)
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The Eighth Day: New and Selected Poems (Dryad Press, 1985)
Journals:
Atlanta Review
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Christian Century
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Many Mountains Moving
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Nightsun
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Plum Review
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Prizes won: 

NEA Prize; 2 NEA Writing Fellowships; Pieter Jelles Prize (Netherlands);
Columbia Univ.Translation Prize;Book of the Year"(2005),MFA Council on Christianity and Literature;Towson University Prize in Literature (2005)

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Gabriel by Ed Hirsch, Tourist in Hell by Eleanor Wilner, American Rendering by Andrew Hudgins, Song of the World Becoming by Pattiann Rogers, Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Christian
Prefers to work with: 
Teachers
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Holland
Raised in: 
Holland, Ann Arbor, MI
Michigan
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Last update: Jul 06, 2016