Roanoke, VA – Jeanne Larsen’s three novels, Silk Road, Bronze Mirror, and Manchu Palaces were all re-issued in 2009. Her e-novel Sally Paradiso came out in 2009 and her latest book, Why We Make Gardens (& Other Poems), was published in fall of 2010. Her first collection, James Cook in Search of Terra Incognita: a Book of Poems, was the winner of the annual AWP awards series. She has also published two books of translations, Willow, Wine, Mirror, Moon: Women’s Poems from Tang China, and Brocade River Poems: Selected Works of the Tang Dynasty Courtesan Xue Tao; 36 new translations appeared in the fall of 2013, in the anthology Jade Mirror: Women Poets of China.
Her poetry and prose appear regularly in various literary journals. The recipient of grants and awards in various genres from the NEA, the Japan/U.S. Friendship Commission, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the Arts Council of the Blue Ridge, and others, she lives in Roanoke County, Virginia, and teaches at Hollins University, where she is director of the Jackson Center for Creative Writing.