Jennifer Boyden (poetry)

P1030997Jennifer Boyden is the author most recently of The Declarable Future, winner of The Four Lakes Prize in Poetry in 2013. The Mouths of Grazing Things won The Brittingham Prize in Poetry in 2010

Additional awards include the PEN Northwest Wilderness Writing Residency Award, which allowed Boyden to live and write for nearly a year in a remote cabin in southern Oregon, and a Washington Artists’ Trust grant for a suite of essays about walking, how environment shapes movement and idea, and observations about how personal and public identities are affected by corporate influence and the removal of nature. She is currently the writing resident at Grass Mountain on the central coast in Oregon.

Her poetry, essays and interviews appear, or are forthcoming, in OrionThe Adirondack ReviewAmerican Poetry JournalThe Beloit Poetry Reviewbasalt, and Ploughshares in addition to other magazines and anthologies.

An MFA graduate of Eastern Washington University, whose writing program recognized her as Alumni of the Year in 2011, Jennifer has taught at Soochow University in China, Whitman College, The Sitka Center for Arts and Ecology, Walla Walla Community College, and at a variety of workshops.

She lives in Oregon with her husband, artist Ian Boyden, their daughter, and a flock of chickens.