Recent & Forthcoming Publications
Some of Jehanne’s poems are forthcoming in Arts & Letters, Birmingham Poetry Review, Diode, Evansville Review, Love’s Executive Order, Pleiades, Ruminate, and American Life in Poetry. Other poems have appeared recently in Copper Nickel, The Jewish Journal, Los Angeles Review, Southern Review, Verse Daily, and Poem-A-Day from the Academy of American Poets.
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.
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 Department of State, she writes about her parents’ work as career Foreign Service officers, elegizing the tradition of American diplomacy.
Continuing the work she began with The Book of Scented Things, Jehanne has recently completed throughsmoke, a book-length essay about the connection between perfume and poetry, two art forms often dismissed as frivolous.