Jenne' Andrews is an American poet. She has three published chapbooks including the recent Blackbirds Dance in the Empire of Love, Finishing Line Press 2013.

A full-length collection, Reunion, Lynx House Press, was published in 1983; after a long hiatus to raise Golden Retrievers in Colorado, recent work has appeared in The Passionate Transitory, Belletrist Coterie, The Adirondack Review and Vox Populi, a journal of culture, politics and poetry published and edited by the august Michael Simms.

A bilingual collection of "Italiana," Bocca, Voce, Delirio, with translations by Lorenzo Luciani, will be released by Finishing Line at the end of 2016 and her latest collection, And Now, the Road, a finalist for the Autumn House prize in 2014, will be released by Salmon Poetry Ltd, Ireland, a highly regarded international house, Jessie Lendennie, Publisher, circa 2017.

Andrews holds the MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry from Colorado State University, is a literary fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts, and was full-time Poet in Residence for the St. Paul Schools from '74-78. She lived in St. Paul from 1971-78 during the first wave of the Twin Cities literary renaissance, and spent the summer of 1973 in Reggio Calabria, Italy.

The poet lives in northern Colorado's Poudre River Valley with her husband, fiction writer Jack Brooks; the couple has recently imported two British Golden Retrievers and expects a litter in June-- see the Ardorgold website for details. Contact: jenneandrews2010@gmail.com .

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I love this.... blogging made so very easy/pretty

Here's how my day went-- still working away on my first poetry collection in 25 years, Souvenirs, Secrets, Evidence-- from a line in a poem--  I sectioned the book some more, picking section titles I'll elaborate on later. That feels very very good.

I also decided to break my routine of plowing along until I run out of gas and am too tired to take care of me and therefore I took a delicious bath mid-day-- revived me for another day's work.

To whom am I writing/blogging?  Absolutely no idea except that I want to write without worrying about pleasing others-- somewhere.

I was good- productive-- all damn day!!!!!  New project winner on SW and we will all benefit; Maureen got back to me on memoir and said good things-- still have work to do..... she has such a very good eye/ear.

Last night was fun; we sat and chatted and will again anon as august afternoon gives way/makes way to something.....xj

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