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About TJ Jarrett

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Bio:

TJ Jarrett is a writer and software developer in Nashville, Tennessee. Her recent work has been published or is forthcoming in Poetry, African American Review, Boston Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Callaloo, DIAGRAM, Third Coast, VQR, West Branch and others.

She has earned scholarships from Colrain Manuscript Conference and Vermont Studio Center; fellowships from Sewanee Writer’s Conference 2014 and the Summer Literary Seminars 2012 and 2014; 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 debut collection Ain’t No Grave  (finalist for the 2013 Balcones Prize)  is published with New Issues Press  (2013). (Purchase Here)

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 the skinny on Ain’t No Grave, check out my Next Big Thing self-interview.

For details on Zion, check out the NEXT Next Big Thing interview.

 

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