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WORD THURSDAYS – JEN KARETNICK and JENNIFER K. SWEENEY
November 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84907603026
Jen Karetnick (Miami, FL) fourth full-length poetry collection is The Burning Where Breath Used to Be (David Robert Books, September 2020). She’s also the author of Hunger Until It’s Pain (Salmon Poetry, forthcoming spring 2023) and The Treasures That Prevail (Whitepoint Press, September 2016), finalist for the 2017 Poetry Society of Virginia Book Prize, as well as five poetry chapbooks, including The Crossing Over (March 2019), winner of the 2018 Split Rock Review Chapbook Competition. Her poems have been awarded the 2020 Tiferet Writing Prize for Poetry, the Hart Crane Memorial Prize, the Romeo Lemay Poetry Prize, the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Prize, and two Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prizes, among others. Her work appears recently or is forthcoming in Barrow Street, The Comstock Review, december, Michigan Quarterly Review, Terrain, Under a Warm Green Linden, and elsewhere. Co-founder and managing editor of SWWIM Every Day, Jen is currently a Deering Estate Artist-in-Residence.
Website/social: Find her on Twitter @Kavetchnik and Instagram @JenKaretnick, or see jkaretnick.com.
Jennifer K. Sweeney (Redlands, CA) is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Foxlogic, Fireweed, winner of the Backwaters Prize from Backwaters Press/University of Nebraska. Her other collections are Little Spells (New Issues Press, 2015), How to Live on Bread and Music (Perugia Press), and Salt Memory (Main Street Rag). She is the recipient of many awards, including the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, the Perugia Press Prize, and a Pushcart Prize. She teaches poetry workshops at the University of Redlands in California, and is known for a decade-long practice of private instruction and manuscript critique.
Website/social: Find her at www.jenniferksweeney.com or on Twitter @jksweeneypoet.