Recent & Forthcoming Publications
Some of Jehanne’s poems have recently appeared in War, Literature & the Arts and in Collateral. Other poems are forthcoming in Copper Nickel, Birmingham Poetry Review, Poem-A-Day, Southern Review, and Southwest Review.
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 will be published by Southern Illinois University Press in August 2017. 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.
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 in Dinner with Kathleen Battle, she considers her father’s love of opera and the ways that this art form has played an important part in her family’s culture.
She is also writing a book of “meditative close readings” of poems by Philip Larkin. With Larkin, she tries to make sense of how we, as readers, can develop deeply personal relationships with the books we love.
Finally, continuing the work she began with The Book of Scented Things, Jehanne is completing, throughsmoke, a book-length essay about her fascination with perfumery.