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 .

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Little Mash-up

Wow.  I just saw Bristol Palin two-step on DWS-- she's not bad.  It's when those Palin girls open their mouths that you hate them.

My landlord is out spraying weeds and frowning. That is a little distracting.  No one wants their landlord to frown.

A woman I like and didn't realize was home alone all the time like me is moving out-- c'est la vie.. la vie un rose, le belle dame sans merci...

A bunch of men somewhere in southern Italy put on KKK style shrouds and self-moritifed with nails and other things for the Blessed Virgin. WTF!  It all gets stranger and it makes me want to get back to my novel.  I had already drawn parallels w/ the New Mexico Penitentes and now look.  I know I should have links at my fingertips but really...

Saw Seal and Heidi Klume's new video today.  It is beautiful.  He is extolling commitment-- not hard to do if you're Heidi Klume, who appears to be already bounced back from dropping twins.  ???  The black on white thing is gorgeous; he is some hunka manhood.

I realized yesterday that I won't let myself get medical care, have local friends, and a bunch of other things.  I don't know what I'm going to do about it but I see that I have caused myself immense problems.  I googled self-hate and fear of success and there isn't much, oddly.  Why won't I let myself have knee surgery, and why won't I let myself leave Fort Collins? ...  But I don't pierce myself with rusty nails so I guess it's all relative!

Last night I watched some Joan Sutherland, Angela Gheorgiu, Natalie Dessay Anna Netrebko, Renee Fleming Videos re last act, Traviata.  Sutherland and Fleming tied but they're all stunning in their own way.

My new CD came-- Verdi per Due-- Gheorgiu and Alagna-- who were very married for a decade and then what happened?  Opera people are as snotty about each other as writers.  Visi d'arte-- live for life, live for love.

Perhaps I should start a solve-Jen's problems contest.  Or get more help.

Mas tarde.


Maureen said...

On Thursdays, a group of people I know post editions of "Pleasantly Disturbed Thursdays". Yours is full of interesting bits, and strange things like that nailing.

D.C. has been atwitter because Domingo is bowing out next year. I don't know how he manages to run more than one group but he makes it work. He gave some shine to D.C. opera.


jen revved said...

I just found this! Thanks, my one loyal follower... trying to be less worried about order/housekeeping/making sense on this blog. Anyway the Pleasantly Disturbed Thursday sounds interesting. Got a link? Love, J