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Recent & Forthcoming Publications

Some of Jehanne’s poems have recently been published or are forthcoming in Cimarron Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Bennington Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Evansville Review, Love’s Executive Order, Shenandoah, and American Life in Poetry.

 


Dots & Dashes

Jehanne’s sixth book of poems was selected by Maura Stanton as one of the winners of the 2016 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition Awards. Dots & Dashes was published by Southern Illinois University Press in August 2017 and can be purchased here, here, and here. The collection functions as a “sequel” to Jehanne’s third collection, Stateside, exploring what it’s like to be both a military spouse and an academic, a member of two communities that speak very different (and often conflicting) languages. 

 


throughsmoke: an essay in notes

Jehanne’s first book of creative nonfiction was recently accepted for publication and will be published by New Rivers Press in 2019! Continuing the work she began with The Book of Scented Things, throughsmoke is a book-length essay about the connection between perfume and poetry, two art forms often dismissed as frivolous. 

 


Work-in-Progress

Jehanne is in the process of drafting two new poetry manuscripts. In Wild Kingdom, she explores the world of higher education, examining the hidden, birdlike ferocity of academia. And American Samizdat is a book-length poetic sequence that looks to the work of Polish poets Zbigniew Herbert, Czesław Miłosz, and Witold Gombrowicz to imagine American verse written in totalitarian state where the First Amendment does not exist.

And now that throughsmoke has found a home, Jehanne is also writing a new collection of lyrical essays, Exhibition: A Self-Portrait.