Tuesday, April 9, 2019
7:30pm, Alumnae House Conference Hall
Judge of the 13th Annual Poetry Prize for High School Girls, Jenny George employs deceptively inviting and delicate language to reveal vivid, multi-layered narrative and descriptive worlds. She crafts elaborate, intimate dreamscapes, writing about touch in “The Miniature Bed” as “opening the dark, / like a match, the sun’s flaring.” She is the author of The Dream of Reason (Copper Canyon, 2018) and has received fellowships from the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fund, the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and Yaddo. Studying human ecology before earning her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, George’s poetry demonstrates a vivid understanding of human beings and their surrounding worlds. Living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, George helps run the Hidden Leaf Foundation, a Buddhist-based social justice organization.