Jackie Craven

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Jackie Craven is an American poet and author with a broad background in arts and the humanities. She's the author of Secret Formulas & Techniques of the Masters (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2018) [1] and a chapbook of fabulist tales, Our Lives Became Unmanageable (Omnidawn, 2016), which won the Omnidawn Fabulist Fiction award.[2] Her publications also include two books on home décor[3] articles on architecture and design, travel essays, poetry, fiction, and literary commentary.[4] She writes about literature, art, architecture, design, and other topics for ThoughtCo,[5] an online resource that evolved from About.com, where Craven worked for many years.[6] Craven's literary writing has been published in various journals, including Mid-American Review, New Ohio Review, River Styx (magazine), Existere, The Fourth River, SNReview, Pearl (literary magazine), and The Asheville Poetry Review.[7] She is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA),[8] and her travel features have been published in major newspapers in the United States and Canada.[9] She wrote a monthly column for House & Garden magazine,[9] and published many features in The Providence Journal and other newspapers. Previously, she worked as an architecture writer for Realtor magazine. She holds a Doctor of Arts in English from the State University of New York at Albany.[9] Craven lives in Schenectady, New York and Cocoa Beach, Florida.


  • Our Lives Became Unmanageable. Omnidawn Publishing (2016)


  • Secret Formulas & Techniques of the Masters. Brick Road Poetry Press (2018)
  • The Stress-Free Home: Beautiful Interiors for Serenity and Harmonious Living. Rockport Publishers / Quarry Books (2003)
  • The Healthy Home: Beautiful Interiors That Enhance the Environment and Your Well-Being. Rockport Publishers / Quarry Books (2003)
  • The Healthy Home Korean Translation. (2008)
  • The Healthy Home German Translation. (2008)


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