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 .

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Posting for DVerse

For the past several years I have participated in the DVerse Poets Pub meme.  My achievements as a poet are posted on this blog for anyone to read.  Yet, I have been purposefully excluded from hosting DVerse Poetics.

I find the behavior of the administrators of the site to be arrogant and unprofessional in the extreme. It is wholly unacceptable for me to be excluded from any online activity without cause. From now on I will not support this meme by linking to or recommending that others link work at the site.. 

I hope that those of you supportive of my work and who are among those whose work I admire will  continue both our interaction, and to promote the cause of poetry. There are precursors to DVerse you may be interested in-- The Mag, and others. 

Jenne' R. Andrews

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