Jennifer K. Sweeney

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Jennifer K. Sweeney
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Jennifer K. Sweeney in San Francisco
Born 1973
Occupation Poet, Teacher
Notable works How to Live on Bread and Music, Salt Memory
Notable awards James Laughlin Award 2009 from the Academy of American Poets; Perugia Press Prize 2009; Main Street Rag Poetry Prize 2006; Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize from Passages North 2009
Spouse Chad Sweeney

Jennifer K. Sweeney is an American poet.


Jennifer K. Sweeney is the author of two poetry collections, most recently, How to Live on Bread and Music (Perugia Press, 2009), winner of the 2009 James Laughlin Award[1] and the 2009 Perugia Press Prize. Her first collection, Salt Memory (Main Street Rag, 2006) won the 2006 Main Street Rag Poetry Award. Her poems have appeared in journals and magazines including Southern Review, Hunger Mountain, Crab Orchard, Spoon River and Passages North, where she won the 2009 Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize. Her honors include a Cultural Equities Grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission and a residency from Hedgebrook. Sweeney holds an M.F.A. from Vermont College of Fine Arts and serves as assistant editor for DMQ Review. Born in 1973, she grew up in Tolland, Connecticut. After teaching in San Francisco for twelve years, she relocated to Kalamazoo, Michigan, with her husband, poet Chad Sweeney.[2] She now lives in California.[3]

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Poems Online

Published Works

  • How to Live on Bread and Music, (Perugia Press, 2009)[4]
  • Salt Memory, (Main Street Rag Publications, 2006)[5]


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