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Emmons, Jeanne

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Comments from the author about writing:
I write poetry about people, places, ideas, and feelings, aiming simply to tell the truth as I know it, hoping others may feel the ring of familiarity and strangeness that marks authentic experience.

Literary awards received and date received:

  • James Hearst Poetry Prize (North American Review) 2005, for Polio Water in 1955"
  • Sows Ear Review Poetry Prize, for Bathsheba Bathing 2003
  • 2003 Readers Choice Award for book "The Glove of The World"
  • Featured Iowa poet, International Poetry Festival, Des Moines, IA, April 2001
  • Pippistrelle Best of the Small Press Award for 1998 for book "Rootbound"
  • First Prize: Minnesota Voices Project Poetry Competition, 1996 for "Rootbound"
  • First Place, South Coast Poetry Review contest, 1993, for These Baptizing Waters
  • First Place, Iowa Woman magazine Poetry Competition, for Felix Culpa 1991

Book Types: Poetry Collection

Audience Types: Adult

Are you willing to do programs for schools, libraries, or other groups? Yes

If you are willing to do programs, will you charge a fee? Yes

Mailing Address:

Jeanne Emmons
Briar Cliff University
3303 Rebecca
Sioux City, IA 51104

E-mail Address:

Phone Number: 712-279-1655

County: Woodbury

Books By This Author

  • Rootbound, New Rivers Press, Minneapolis, MN, 1998
  • Baseball Nights and DDT, Pecan Grove Press, San Antonio, TX, 2005
  • The Glove of the World, Backwaters Press, Omaha, NE, 2006

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