Jessy Randall

Tutt Library Special Collections1021 N. Cascade Ave.Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 
719-389-6668
Website: 
personalwebs.coloradocollege.edu/~jrandall/

Author's Bio

Jessy Randall grew up in Rochester, NY, where the sky is almost always a pale shade of gray. She has an AB from Columbia University and an MLS from UNC-Chapel Hill and is now the Curator of Special Collections at Colorado College, where she co-teaches a half-credit course in the history and future of the book. She lives in Colorado Springs with her family.

Publications and Prizes

Book

Injecting Dreams into Cows
(Red Hen Press,
2012)
A Day in Boyland
(Ghost Road Press,
2007)
The Wandora Unit
(Ghost Road Press,
2009)
Interruptions: Collaborative Poems
(Pecan Grove Press,
2011)

Chapbook

Slumber Party at the Aquarium
(Unicorn Press,
2004)
Broken Heart Diet
(Unicorn Press,
2006)
Because Mona is the Psychiatric Hospital
(Pudding House Publications,
2005)

Journal

Rattle
Antietam Review
Mudfish
Many Mountains Moving
Sentence
West Wind Review
McSweeney's
Painted Bride Quarterly
Prizes: 
Denise Pomeraning Memorial Enrichment Grant, 2011; Pikes Peak Arts Council Grants, 2011 and 2009; Colorado Book Award finalist, 2007; Brain, Child essay contest Honorable Mention, 2002; The Nation poetry contest semi-finalist, 1999.

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Feminist
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Hornell, NY
Raised in: 
Rochester, NY

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
Jane Eyre, The Wizard of Oz, Lizard Music, Harriet the Spy, Magicians series, Wicked series.
Favorite Authors:
Margaret Atwood, Lynda Barry, Aimee Bender, Shirley Jackson, Kenneth Koch, Frank O'Hara, Daniel Pinkwater, Ntozake Shange, Jo Walton.

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Listing last updated: May 3, 2013.

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