Forthcoming & Recent Publications
Some of Jehanne’s new poems and essays are forthcoming in Blackbird, The Cincinnati Review, Diode, The Hudson Review, Image, Iron Horse Literary Review, and Poetry International.
Taste: A Book of Small Bites
Jehanne’s second book of creative nonfiction, Taste: A Book of Small Bites, will be published by Columbia University Press in July 2022. Structured as a series of mezze or tapas—little tastes of the sweet, the sour, the salty, the bitter, and umami—this interdisciplinary book considers the ways that we ingest the world, how we come to know ourselves and others through the daily act of tasting.
Works-in-Progress: Civilians, Exhibitions: Essays on Art and Atrocity, Autobiography of a Love Affair, and 50 Ways to Write a Sonnet
Jehanne is in the process of finishing up work on a new poetry manuscript. Civilians will function as the final book in her groundbreaking military spouse trilogy, concluding the work of earlier collections, Stateside (Northwestern University Press, 2010) and Dots & Dashes (Southern Illinois University Press, 2017). Civilians asks: What happens to the former soldier in the 21st century? What happens to the spouse, once physical and emotional distances are erased and she is reunited with her husband, a man made strange and foreign by his contact with war? Poems from Civilians have appeared in American Life in Poetry, Poetry Northwest, New England Review, Southern Review, Subtropics, and Poetry Daily, among others.
She is also completing a new collection of lyric essays, Exhibitions: Essays on Art and Atrocity, which explores the ways that the artful objects in our lives can become occasions for self-reflection, exploring the relationship between family history, visual art, and genocide. Essays from Exhibitions have appeared in Colorado Review, The Common, Image, and The New England Review, among others.
Finally, Jehanne has recently begun work on a new nonfiction project, Autobiography of Love Affair: A Biblio-Memoir, a hybrid text about her long-term relationship with Anne Carson’s genre-bending Autobiography of Red. In Autobiography of a Love Affair, Jehanne pushes against the boundaries of genre, merging lyric essay, poetry, pedagogy, and close reading. And she is also working on a small textbook, Fifty Ways to Write a Sonnet, which includes studies of contemporary sonnets and writing exercises for the aspiring sonneteer.