Forthcoming & Recent Publications

Some of Jehanne’s poems and essays are forthcoming or have recently appeared in Barrow Street, Bellingham Review, Cimarron Review, Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, Image, Kenyon Review Online, Mezzo Cammin, Mississippi Review, North American Review, Pleiades, POETRY, Poetry Daily, Poetry Northwest Online, Shenandoah, and Verse Daily.

Simple Machines

Jehanne’s eighth book poems was selected by Ned Balbo as as the winner of the 2019 Richard Wilbur Poetry Award. Simple Machines is a series of Petrarchan sonnets and heroic crowns that considers what Jane Kenyon once described as “[t]hings: simply lasting then / failing to last.” The collection will be published by the University of Evansville Press at the end of 2019.


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. Civilians will function as the third book in her “military spouse trilogy,” concluding the work done in Stateside (Northwestern University Press, 2010) and Dots & Dashes (Southern Illinois University Press, 2017). And now that throughsmoke has found a home, Jehanne is also writing a new collection of lyric essays, Exhibition, a Self-Portrait.