Jennifer Boyden is the author of the novel The Chief of Rally Tree, which was awarded the Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature (Skyhorse Publishing). She is also the author of two books of poetry, The Declarable Future, which won The Four Lakes Prize in Poetry and The Mouths of Grazing Things, winner of The Brittingham Prize in Poetry (both with University of Wisconsin Press). Prior, she was a PEN Northwest Wilderness Writing Resident, a residency which invites one writer per year to live in unparalleled seclusion for a year in a remote region on the Rogue River in southern Oregon. Her work can be found in numerous journals and anthologies.
Jennifer serves on the faculties of Spring Street International School and Eastern Oregon University in their low-residency MFA program. She lives on an island in Washington state with her husband, daughter, and donkeys, who enjoy listening to daily installments of The Odyssey.
To contact Jennifer for readings, workshops, or talks, please contact her at boyden3 (at) gmail.com.