Forthcoming & Recent Publications

Some of Jehanne’s new poems and essays are forthcoming in 32 Poems, Five Points, Colorado Review, Image, and New England Review.

Works-in-Progress: The Brief Temple Taken Down, Frivolity: A Defense, and The Wounded Line: A Guide to Writing Poems of Trauma

Jehanne is now working on a new collection, The Brief Temple Taken Down, which considers the relationship between the health of the body and the health of the body politic. Poems from The Brief Temple Taken Down have been published or are forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, The Southern Review, and Ploughshares.

Continuing her adventures in the lyric essay, Jehanne is writing Frivolity: A Defense, an argument for the value of specific frivolous pursuits and objects. Under contract with Columbia University Press, this book-length essay champions frivolousness, particularly in times of darkness and political upheaval. Frivolity contends that some frivolous things are perhaps less trivial than we might imagine and that even the utterly shallow parts of our lives may offer beneficial, necessary diversions.

Finally, Jehanne is working on The Wounded Line: A Guide to Writing Poems of Trauma. Under contract with the University of New Mexico Press, this accessible craft book will provide both new and accomplished poets with more than twenty practical strategies for representing and exploring trauma on the page. The Wounded Line will also include creative writing prompts, a series of best practices for writing for about trauma, as well as suggestions for further reading and research.