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After two years in Canada, Jessamyn is back on the east coast of the United States, as founding faculty for Bard College’s new micro-college in Holyoke, Massachusetts. The micro-college offers access to a top tier education for talented women scholars who have children: Bard removes barriers by supplying childcare and tuition waiver for accepted students’ first two years of university.

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Available from Saddle Road Press: The Inugami Mochi, a short story collection (February 15, 2016), and forthcoming: Gilgamesh/Wilderness, a hybrid/poetry collection (2016 or 2017).

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Reading submissions for Tinderbox Poetry Journal, where exciting things are happening. Come visit, and send your work!

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Very pleased and honored to have been asked to judge the fine work entered for the Liakoura Prize at Pirene’s Fountain. What a pleasure to read.

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Thank you to Blue Lyra Review for naming my “The White Deer” a finalist in the Living Earth Creative Nonfiction Prize in 2014.

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Delighted to be in British Columbia for the next couple of years to found and launch the Quest Writer’s Conference, teach, and develop a community education program for Quest University Canada.

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I’ll be doing a couple of local readings before leaving for Canada to teach at Quest for a bit: the Collected Poets Series (June 5, 2014) and the Amherst Aboretum on summer solstice (June 22, 2014).

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Thank you to Green Mountains Review, one of my all-time favorite journals, and to contest judge extraordinaire Mark Halliday, for naming me a Finalist in the 2013 Neil Shepard Prize.

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Thank you to Naugatuck River Review, for a 2013 Pushcart Prize nomination for my poem “Letting Go of a Man at the Montague Book Mill” (from Kitsune).

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I will be visiting faculty for three blocks (short, intensive semesters) at Quest University Canada in 2013/2014, an amazing place you can learn more about here. At present, I’m teaching Fate & Virtue: an interdisciplinary class using Classical texts as a springboard for examination of contemporary ethics.

 

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