Much gratitude to Jordan A Rothacker who reviewed my poetry collection “The Messenger is Already Dead,” (from Stalking Horse Press,) which is up at The Believer today. How appropriate after Mother’s Day, Jordan writes this: “This she is darkly maternal (“she forced a worm down my throat”), this she is a warrior of various weapons (“She came out from under the bed/brought all legality thunder with her/procurement contracts and readiness,/repurposed grenades,/hag witch catastrophe”). MacBain-Stephens has trained us to find Joan anywhere. Any she can be Joan if she listens.” I love this review.
Jennifer is a writer who currently lives in Iowa City, Iowa. She is interested in writing poetry, reading poetry, walking in the woods, making little weird crafty things, taking photos, painting, collage, putting things in little boxes and then putting those boxes in odd places, petting furry and non-furry beasts, listening to music in the car, gardening, and designing DIY projects made of felt or old vintage fabrics. She works for two different professors at two different universities. She also wrote four YA non-fiction books a world of time ago when she lived in NYC. One of the women scientists she wrote about knew her grandfather from NYU and her grandfather had a cool story about her. So that was cool.
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