Photo credit: Scott Brown

Jane Schapiro

b. 1956

Current City, State, Country

Annandale, Virginia, USA

Birth City, State, Country

St. Louis, Missouri, USA


Jane Schapiro is the author of three volumes of poetry: the 2020 Nautilus Book Award Silver Winner Warbler (Kelsay Books, 2020), Let The Wind Push Us Across (Antrim House 2017), Tapping This Stone (Washington Writers’ Publishing House Award, 1995) and the nonfiction book Inside a Class Action: The Holocaust and the Swiss Banks (University of Wisconsin, 2003). Her chapbook, Mrs. Cave’s House (2012) won the Sow’s Ear Poetry Award. Her poems have appeared in The American ScholarArs-MedicaThe Gettysburg ReviewPrairie Schooner, The Southern Review, Verse Daily, Women’s Review of Books and others. Schapiro retired from George Mason University after 17 years working as an Academic Instructor in the Athletic Department. Schapiro earned an MFA from George Mason University and a B.A. in Anthropology from The Colorado College.  She was born and raised in St. Louis, MO where her mother was the editor of The Webster Review. She currently lives in Fairfax, VA with her husband Scott Brown. She is a long time volunteer at Food for Others where she currently serves on its Board of Directors.

Published Works

Warbler (Nautilus Silver Award Winner; Kelsay Books, 2020)
Let The Wind Push Us Across (Antrim House, 2017)
Mrs. Cave’s House (Sow’s Ear Poetry Chapbook Award, 2012 )
Tapping This Stone (Washington Writers’ Publishing House, 1995)
Inside a Class Action: The Holocaust and the Swiss Banks (Selected for the Notable Trials Library; University of Wisconsin, 2003)

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B.A. in Anthropology, The Colorado College, May, 1978
MFA in Creative Writing, George Mason University, January, 2004

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