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Forthcoming & Recent Publications

Some of Jehanne’s poems and essays are forthcoming in American Life in Poetry, Barrow Street, Bat City Review, Cincinnati Review, Court Green, The Massachusetts Review, Pleiades, Southeast Review, Southern Review, Subtropics, and War, Literature & the Arts.


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 in fall 2020.


Wild Kingdom

Jehanne’s ninth book of poems, Wild Kingdom, will be published by Louisiana State University Press in spring 2021. In Wild Kingdom, she examines the world of higher education, considering how the campus is a blank screen onto which we project our anxieties about gender, power, and political engagement.


Work-in-Progress

Jehanne is in the process of drafting a new poetry manuscript. Civilians will function as the final book in her military spouse trilogy, concluding the work of two earlier collections, Stateside (Northwestern University Press, 2010) and Dots & Dashes (Southern Illinois University Press, 2017).

She is also completing a new collection of lyric essays, Exhibitions, 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.

Finally, she is working on an interdisciplinary book of essays called Taste: A Book of Small Bites. Structured as a series of “small bites”—flavorful explorations of the sweet, the sour, the salty, the bitter, and umami—the book will consider the ways that we ingest the world, how we come to know ourselves and others through the daily act of tasting.