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Jennifer Franklin has published two full-length collections, most recently No Small Gift (Four Way Books, 2018). Her third book, If Some God Shakes Your House, will be published by Four Way Books in 2023. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Bennington Review, Boston Review, Gettysburg Review, JAMA, The Nation, Paris Review, “poem-a-day” on poets.org, Prairie Schooner, and Rhino. Her poem, “Memento Mori: Pistachios,” was featured in Poetry Society of America’s Poetry in Motion, Rhode Island in February 2021.
For the past eight years, she has taught manuscript revision at the Hudson Valley Writers Center where she serves as Program Director. She also teaches in the MFA Program at Manhattanville College. A recent recipient of both a CRCF Literature Grant and a City Artist Corps NYFA grant for poetry, she lives in New York City. For more about Franklin’s poetry, visit jenniferfranklinpoet.com.
Jennifer will be in conversation with Jack Powers, Meet the Author Committee Member and the author of Everybody’s Vaguely Familiar published by Golden Antelope Press. His poems and essays have appeared in The Southern Review, The Cortland Review, and The New York Times among others. He won the 2015 and 2012 Connecticut River Review Poetry Contests and was a finalist for the 2013 and 2014 Rattle Poetry Prizes. He and his wife, Anne, live in Fairfield and they have three children scattered down the east coast. He recently retired from Joel Barlow High School after 38 years of teaching special education, English and math.
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