Jeannine Gailey

16541 Redmond Way #344-CRedmond, WA 98052
Website: 
www.webbish6.com/

Author's Bio

Jeannine Hall Gailey is the Poet Laureate of Redmond, Washington, and the author of three books of poetry: Unexplained Fevers (New Binay Press, 2013), She Returns to the Floating World (Kitsune Books, 2011) and Becoming the Villainess (Steel Toe Books, 2006.) Her poems were featured on NPR's The Writers Almanac, Verse Daily, and included in 2007's The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. She was awarded a Washington State GAP grant in 2007 and won a 2007 and a 2011 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in journals like The Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, and American Poetry Review. She has reviewed books of poetry for The American Book Review and The Cincinnati Review, as well as The Rumpus. She volunteers as a contributing editor at Crab Creek Review and teaches with the MFA program at National University. She is currently a 2013 Jack Straw Writer.

Publications and Prizes

Book

She Returns to the Floating World
(Kitsune Books, Inc.,
2011)
Unexplained Fevers
(New Binary Press,
2013)

Chapbook

Female Comic Book Superheroes
(Pudding House Publications,
2005)

Anthology

The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel
(No Tell Motel,
2006)
Pontoon 7
(Floating Bridge Press,
2004)

Journal

Seattle Review
2014)
Rattle
2014)
Seattle Woman
2014)
Peurto del Sol
2014)
Spire
2014)
Adirondack Review
2014)
Cranky
2014)
Rhino Magazine
2014)
Diner
2014)
Calyx
Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion
Evansville Review
32 Poems
2 River Review
Smartish Pace
In Posse Review
Pearl Magazine
Pebble Lake Review
Redactions
Poetry International
Willow Springs
American Poetry Review
Prizes: 
2011 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize; 2007 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize. 2012 Eric Hoffer Montaigne Medal finalist and 2011 Florida Publisher's Association President's Award for Poetry.

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Feminist
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
French
Born in: 
New Haven, CT
Raised in: 
Cincinnati, OH

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Plume by Kathleen Flenniken, The Bad Wife Handbook by Rachel Zucker, Japanamerica by Roland Kelts, Facts About the Moon by Dorianne Laux
Favorite Books:
Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood, Stranger Things Happen by Kelly Link, After Dark by Haruki Murakami, Blue Bamboo by Osamu Dazai, Meadowlands by Louise Gluck, Kinky by Denise Duhamel, Awake by Dorianne Laux, Dancing in Odessa by Ilya Kaminsky, Modern Life by Matthea Harvey, Book of Light by Lucille Clifton, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Favorite Authors:
Dana Levin, Margaret Atwood, Louise Gluck, Denise Duhamel, Dorianne Laux, Rita Dove, Lucille Clifton, Ilya Kaminsky, Matthea Harvey, Leo Tolstoy, Haruki Murakami, Kelly Link, Hayao Kawai, Osamu Dazai

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Listing last updated: May 30, 2013.

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