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Jehanne Dubrow

b. 1975

Current City, State, Country

Denton, Texas, USA

Birth City, State, Country

Vicenza, Italy


Jehanne Dubrow is the author of nine books of poetry, including most recently, Wild Kingdom (Louisiana State University Press, 2021) and two books of creative nonfiction, throughsmoke: an essay in notes (New Rivers Press, 2019) and Taste: A Book of Small Bites (Columbia University Press, 2022). Her third book of nonfiction, Exhibitions: Essays On Art & Atrocity, will be published by University of New Mexico Press in 2024. Her previous poetry collections are American Samizdat, Dots & DashesThe Arranged MarriageRed Army Red, StatesideFrom the Fever-World, and The Hardship Post. She has co-edited two anthologies, The Book of Scented Things: 100 Contemporary Poems about Perfume and Still Life with Poem: Contemporary Natures Mortes in Verse.

Jehanne’s poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in numerous literary journals, including Poetry, Southern ReviewAlaska Quarterly ReviewColorado Review, and The New England Review. Her work has been featured by American Life in Poetry, The New York Times Magazine, The Slowdown, Fresh Air, The Academy of American Poets, as well as on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily. She is the founding editor of the literary journal, Cherry Tree. 

Jehanne earned a B.A. in the “Great Books” from St. John’s College, an MFA in poetry from the University of Maryland, an MFA in creative nonfiction from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and a PhD in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

She has been a recipient of the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America, the Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry from Beloit Poetry Journal, the Crab Orchard Series Open Competition Award, the Diode Editions Book Contest, the Editors’ Prize in Prose from Bat City Review, the Firecracker Award in Prose from CLMP, the Mississippi Review Prize in Poetry, the Towson University Prize for Literature, an Individual Artist’s Award from the Maryland State Arts Council, a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship and a Howard Nemerov from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and a Sosland Foundation Fellowship from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

The daughter of American diplomats, Jehanne was born in Vicenza, Italy and grew up in Yugoslavia, Zaire, Poland, Belgium, Austria, and the United States. Professor of Creative Writing at the University of North Texas, she is the Vice President of Yetzirah and Curator of Yetzirah’s Reading Series.

Published Works

Poetry Books
Wild Kingdom (Louisiana State University Press, 2021)
Simple Machines (University of Evansville Press, 2020)
American Samizdat (Diode Editions, 2019)
Dots & Dashes (Southern Illinois University Press, 2017)
The Arranged Marriage (University of New Mexico Press, 2015)
Red Army Red (Northwestern University Press, 2012)
Stateside (Northwestern University Press, 2010)
From the Fever-World (Washington Writers’ Publishing House, 2009)
The Hardship Post (Three Candles Press, 2009; reissued by Sundress Publications, 2013)

Creative Nonfiction Books
Exhibitions: Essays on Art & Atrocity. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press (forthcoming Fall 2023).
Taste: A Book of Small Bites. New York City, NY: Columbia University Press (2022).
throughsmoke: an essay in notes. Moorhead, MN: New Rivers Press (2019).

Anthologies, Co-Edited
Still Life with Poem: 100 Natures Mortes in Verse. Eds. Jehanne Dubrow and Lindsay Lusby. Chestertown, MD: Literary House Press, 2016.
The Book of Scented Things: 100 Contemporary Poems about Perfume. Eds. Jehanne Dubrow and Lindsay Lusby. Chestertown, MD: Literary House Press, 2014.

Author Site

Links to Sample Works

Video Reading

Current Title

Professor of Creative Writing


University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Vermont College of Fine Arts
University of Maryland
St. John’s College, Annapolis

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