About TJ Jarrett
TJ Jarrett is a writer and software developer in Nashville, Tennessee. Her recent work has been published or is forthcoming in African American Review, Boston Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Boxcar Poetry Review, Callaloo, DIAGRAM, Ninth Letter, Linebreak, Rattle, Southern Poetry Anthology, Third Coast, West Branch and others.
She has earned scholarships from the Sewanee Writer’s Conference, the Colrain Manuscript Conference, Vermont Studio Center; a fellowship from the Summer Literary Seminars 2012; a runner up for the 2012 Marsh Hawk Poetry Prize and 2012 New Issues Poetry Prize; and her collection The Moon Looks Down and Laughs was selected as a finalist for the 2010 Tampa Review Prize for poetry.
Her second collection Zion (winner of the Crab Orchard Open Competition 2013) will be published by Southern Illinois University Press in the fall of 2014.
“[Her] poems query the world in a confessional yet measured voice. Jarrett is a software developer, but certainly doesn’t sound like one …” — Nashville Scene, Critic’s Pick, June 24, 2010
For details on Zion, check out the NEXT Next Big Thing interview.
What’s New In Poetry, Atlanta, GA 9/6/2012 (Emory University, iTunes Link)
Meridian, MS 1958: My Grandmother Meditates on the Miracles of the Christ (Boxcar Poetry Review)
Drinking with Mephistopheles (Boston Review)
How to Speak to the Dead (Rattle)
Childhood (Apple Valley Review)
What We Say to the Fire (Inertia)
1920: In Duluth, Minnesota (Linebreak)
Astronauts (Dead Mule School of Southern Literature)