Poetry of Witness, Poetry of Resistance Series: Jennifer Sperry Steinorth

Wed, February 2, 2022 7:00 PM - Wed, February 2, 2022 8:30 PM at Online

Join us on Zoom for a reading by MSU alumna and author of Her Read, A Graphic Poem, Jennifer Sperry Steinorth.


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Jennifer Sperry Steinorth’s books include Her Read, A Graphic Poem (Texas Review Press, 2021), A Wake with Nine Shades (TRP, 2019), a finalist for Foreword Reviews Best of the Indie Press Award, and a chapbook, Forking the Swift (Michigan Cooperative Press, 2009).  A poet, educator, interdisciplinary artist, and licensed builder, she has received grants from Vermont Studio Center, the Sewanee Writers Conference, Community of Writers, Bear River Writers Conference and the MFA for Writers at Warren Wilson College.  Her poetry has recently appeared in Cincinnati Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Missouri Review, Pleiades, Plume, Rhino and TriQuarterly.  She is a lecturer at University of Michigan and resides in both Ann Arbor and Traverse City, Michigan.

Steinorth began her artistic life as a dancer, studying and performing with the Houston Ballet, the School of the Pennsylvania Ballet, Interlochen Center for the Arts and elsewhere.  For ten years she was president and lead designer for a design-build construction firm specializing in environmentally-responsible homes; her architectural work has been featured in Fine Homebuilding and other national journals. Her interdisciplinary work has appeared in several galleries including Women Made Gallery in Chicago.