JEAN DAY
November 2008

Berkley, CA — Jean Day’s publications include eight books of poetry, the most recent of which are Enthusiasm: Odes & Otium (Adventures in Poetry, 2006) and the chapbook Daydream (The Eponym) (Belladonna, 2008). Her work has also appeared in a number of anthologies, among them The Best American Poetry 2004 (Scribner, 2004), Moving Borders: Three Decades of Innovative Writing by Women (Talisman House, 1998), From the Other Side of This Century: A New American Poetry, 1960-1990 (Sun & Moon, 1993), and In the American Tree (National Poetry Foundation, 1986). She is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation, the California Arts Council, and the Fund for Poetry and has enjoyed a writer’s residency at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Recent poems can be found in Van Gogh’s Ear and Sal Mimeo. She has spent much of the past three decades working for literary publishers in the San Francisco Bay Area, first as director of Small Press Distribution and currently as associate editor of Representations, an interdisciplinary humanities journal published by the University of California Press.

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