About Jehanne

Jehanne Dubrow is the author of seven books of poetry, including most recently, American Samizdat, and a book of creative nonfiction, throughsmoke: an essay in notes. Her previous poetry collections are Dots & Dashes, winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition Award, The Arranged MarriageRed Army RedStateside, From the Fever-World, and The Hardship Post. She has co-edited two anthologies, The Book of Scented Things: 100 Contemporary Poems about Perfume and Still Life with Poem: Contemporary Natures Mortes in Verse. Her eighth book of poems, Simple Machines, which was selected as the winner of the Richard Wilbur Poetry Award, will be published by the University of Evansville Press in 2020. Her ninth poetry collection, Wild Kingdomis forthcoming from Louisiana State University Press in spring 2021.

Jehanne’s poetry, nonfiction, and book reviews have appeared in numerous literary journals, including Poetry, Southern Review, Pleiades, Southwest Review, and The New England Review. Her work has been featured by American Life in Poetry, The New York Times Magazine, The Slowdown, Fresh Air, The Academy of American Poets, as well as on Poetry Daily and Verse DailyShe earned a B.A. in the “Great Books” from St. John’s College, an MFA from the University of Maryland, and a PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has been a recipient of the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award, the Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry, the Diode Editions Book Contest, the Mississippi Review Prize in Poetry, the Towson University Prize for Literature, an Individual Artist’s Award from the Maryland State Arts Council, a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship and a Howard Nemerov from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and a Sosland Foundation Fellowship from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

The daughter of American diplomats, Jehanne was born in Vicenza, Italy and grew up in Yugoslavia, Zaire, Poland, Belgium, Austria, and the United States. She lives in Denton with her two Bedlington Terriers, Lola and Bandit, and with her husband, Jeremy, who recently retired from a 20-year career in the U.S. Navy. Jehanne is a Professor of Creative Writing at the University of North Texas.