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

Don't Burn the ****

Wonderful.  The Dove Outreach Center so aptly named has put out a now viral message that it plans to burn a copy of the Quran on 9/11 to commemorate the attacks.

Good.  We need this now, when the country is already divided over nearly everything, when we have a beleaguered president who has knocked himself out to push finance, heath care reform, brought the fighting troops back from Iraq, reluctantly ginned up Afghanistan, attended and convened high level talks regarding world issues including personally starting up Mideast Peace Talks again.

Thanks, Pastor Crazy.  Do you even have a divinity school degree of any kind?  In the Anglican Church we ordain our priests-- we don't like crazy in the clergy.

And you have the ball-busting gall to call yourselves out there in Gainesville-- Dove Outreach.  Better watch it.  What goes around comes around and hell will visit itself on you and your congregants in this life--probably as all of this foaming at the mouth ink and someone deciding that you all should be razed....  nothing Christian is happening at your end, Bro.  Jen Revved.

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