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Recent & Forthcoming Publications

Some of Jehanne’s poems and essays are forthcoming in Bellingham Review, Bennington Review, Cimarron Review, Kenyon Review Online, Love’s Executive Order, Mezzo Cammin, Mississippi Review, North American Review, Poetry Northwest Online, and Shenandoah.


American Samizdat

Jehanne’s seventh book of poems was one of the winners of the 2018 Diode Editions Book Contest. American Samizdat, which will published in 2019, is a book-length poetic sequence that looks to the work of Polish poets Zbigniew Herbert, Czesław Miłosz, and Witold Gombrowicz to imagine verse written in an America where the First Amendment no longer exists.


throughsmoke: an essay in notes

Jehanne’s first book of creative nonfiction was 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. 


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.


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