Jennifer Sperry Steinorth

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Professional Title

Lecturer I, English Department & Writing Programs & Stamps

Department(s)

Art & Design
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
English

About

Jennifer Sperry Steinorth’s books include A Wake with Nine Shades (2019) and Her Read, A Graphic Poem (2021), recipient of Foreword Review’s Best of the Indie Press bronze prize in poetry. She has received grants from Vermont Studio Center, the Sewanee Writers Conference, Community of Writers, and the MFA for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Creative work appears in Cincinnati Review, Kenyon Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Missouri Review, Pleiades, Plume, Rhino, TriQuarterly.

An interdisciplinary artist and licensed builder, she lectures in the Department of English and the Penny Stamps School of Art & Design, where she is particularly concerned with documentary poetics, hybrid forms, ecopoetics, gender studies, disability studies, pathologies of erasure and the wondrous ontologies of creative process.  Her interdisciplinary approach to teaching and creative practices is drawn from years as a classical dancer and a decade in architectural design and construction. She is at work on her third book of poetry and an authorized biography of C.D. Wright.

Research Interests

humanities
social sciences
art
health
LGBTQ
performance
sexual harassment/gender harassment
sexuality
violence (sexual/gender/other)
documentary
poetry