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Jacqueline Jules

b. 1956

Biography

Jacqueline Jules is the author of Manna in the Morning (Kelsay Books, 2021) and three poetry chapbooks, Itzhak Perlman’s Broken String (winner of the 2016 Helen Kay Chapbook Prize from Evening Street Press), Stronger Than Cleopatra (ELJ Publications, 2014) and Field Trip to the Museum (Finishing Line Press, 2014). She is also the author of a poetry collection for young readers, Tag Your Dreams: Poems of Play and Persistence (Albert Whitman, 2020). Her verse novel, My Name is Hamburger (Kar-Ben, 2022), was inspired by her childhood as the Jewish child of a German-speaking immigrant in a small Virginia town.

Jacqueline’s poetry has appeared in over 120 publications including Beltway Poetry Quarterly, One Art, The Sunlight Press, Gyroscope Review, Another Chicago Magazine, Calyx, Cape Rock, Chiron Review, Christian Science Monitor, Cider Press Review, Connecticut River Review, Gargoyle, Hospital Drive, Imitation Fruit, The Innisfree Poetry Journal, Little Patuxent Review, Lullwater Review, Poetica, Potomac Review, The Main Street Rag, and The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review. Her poem, “My Happy Place” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2021 by Lowestoft Chronicle. She was a winner of the Arlington Arts Moving Words contest in 1999 and 2007. In 2008, she won Best Original Poetry for “Bungee-Jumping” from the Catholic Press Association. In 2014, her poem, “To Be a Gold Droplet Floating” was the first place winner of The Spirit First Poetry Contest.

Jacqueline has taught writing through the Arlington County Pick-A-Poet program, at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, and through visiting author presentations at numerous schools. She taught creative writing as the Exemplary Project Coordinator at Nottingham Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia from 2009 to 2013. She currently lives in Port Washington, New York.

Current City, State, Country

Port Washington, New York, USA

Birth City, State, Country

Petersburg, Virginia, USA

Published Works

My Name is Hamburger (verse-novel; Kar-Ben, 2022)
Manna in the Morning (Kelsay Books, 2021)
Tag Your Dreams: Poems of Play & Persistence (poems for young readers; Albert Whitman, 2020)
Itzhak Perlman’s Broken String (chapbook; Evening Street Press, 2017)
Stronger Than Cleopatra (chapbook; ELJ Publications, 2014)
Field Trip to the Museum (chapbook; Finishing Line Press, 2014)

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Education

Master of Library Science, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. 2001.
B.A. in Writing, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. 1979.

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