Jennifer Reeser
June 2014


Jennifer ReeserJennifer Reeser is the author of four full-length books, including An Alabaster Flask, winner of the Word Press First Book Prize, of which poet, critic, anthologist and former editor of The Paris Review X.J. Kennedy wrote, "...ought to have been a candidate for a Pulitzer." Her poems, criticism and translations of French and Russian poetry have appeared in such magazines, journals and anthologies as POETRY, The Hudson Review,  Light Quarterly, The Formalist, The National Review and The Writer, as well as Longman's text An Introduction to Poetry, edited by X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia, and Poets Translate Poets: A Hudson Review Anthology. Her translations of the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova appear with authorization from the FTM Agency in Moscow. She has received awards in writing from the Pulitzer Prize winning author Robert Olen Butler, as well as The New England Prize and The Lyric Memorial Prize from The Lyric.  Her poetry has been set to music by the classical/art song composer Lori Laitman, and American artist Briareus. Her third collection, Sonnets from the Dark Lady and Other Poems, was a finalist for the Donald Justice Prize. Her most recent collection, an epic in verse entitled “The Lalaurie Horror,” has remained on the best seller list for epic poetry at Amazon since its release in September of 2013. She lives amid the bayous of southern Louisiana with her husband and children.



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