Jackie Craven

Schenectady , NY 12308

Author's Bio

Jackie Craven combines a career in journalism with whimsical and often surreal literary writing. She's the author of Secret Formulas & Techniques of the Masters (Brick Road Poetry Press) and a chapbook, Our Lives Became Unmanageable (Omnidawn), winner of the publisher’s Fabulist Fiction award. Her writing appears in journals such as The Asheville Poetry Review, Chautauqua, Columbia Poetry Review, New Ohio Review, Nimrod International Journal, River Styx, Salamander, and Spillway. As a journalist, she's published books on home décor and more than 500 articles on architecture, visual art, literature, and cultural travel. Raised in northern Virginia, she earned degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University (B.S.) and the University at Albany, New York (M.S. and Doctor of Arts). She lives in upstate New York, with extended stays in Northern Virginia and Florida. Learn more at www.JackieCraven.com.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Secret Formulas & Techniques of the Masters
(Brick Road Poetry Press, 2018)
Anthologies: 
Creatures of Habitat
(Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2015)
, Ice Cream Poems
(World Enough Writers, 2017)
, Last Call: The Anthology of Beer, Wine & Spirits Poetry
(World Enough Writers, 2018)
, Lummox #2
(Lummox Press, 2013)
, Of Burgers & Barrooms
(Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2017)
Journals: 
Asheville Poetry Review, Berkeley Fiction Review, Bohemia, Chautauqua, Columbia Poetry Review, Existere, Heavy Feather Review, Licking River Review, Limestone, Mid-American Review, New Ohio Review, Nimrod, Pearl Magazine, Pembroke Magazine, Pilgrimage Magazine, Quiddity International Journal , River Styx, Rogue Agent, Salamander, SNReview, Spillway Magazine, Stone Canoe, The Fourth River, Undertow Tanka Review, Verdad, Water~Stone Review, YUAN YANG, Zahir
Chapbooks: 
Our Lives Became Unmanageable
(Omnidawn Publishing, 2016)
Prizes Won: 
 Pushcart Nomination, Salamander magazine ~  Fabulist Fiction Prize, Omnidawn Publishing ~  Poetry Contest Honorable Mention, River Styx ~  Poetry Manuscript Finalist, Autumn House Press ~ Poetry Contest Finalist, Nimrod Journal ~ Fineline Award Finalist, Mid-American Review ~ Concrete Wolf Poetry Chapbook Series Finalist ~ Missouri Review, Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize Finalist ~ Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art Poetry Finalist ~

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
G/L/B/T
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Falls Church, VA
Raised in: 
Arlington, VA
work_excerpt: 
Find links to online writing samples at https://jackiecraven.com/magical-realism-in-poetry-and-prose/
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Last updated: Oct 30, 2018