Jennifer van Alstyne is a Peruvian-American poet and public relations strategist.
She founded The Academic Designer LLC to empower people to share their work in meaningful ways.
Now she gets to chat with fun grad students and faculty all day.
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- View my Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Learn more about how I teach
- Read my critical publications and reviews
- Read my poetry
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Jennifer holds an M.F.A. from Naropa University in Writing & Poetics where she was the Jack Kerouac Fellow.
She has an M.A. from University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Literature and Cultural Studies where she was one of four master’s fellows.
She received her B.A. in English from Monmouth University.
Recent poetry has been published in journals including The Citron Review, COG, Crack the Spine, ELKE, The Foundling Review, Paper Nautilus, Stonecoast Review, and Sweet Tree Review.
Her book manuscript is Altars of Nonesuch.
Research & Commentary
Jennifer’s primary area of research is place, landscape, and representations of nature in poetry.
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- Check out reviews of contemporary poetry collections.
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Jennifer lives in Louisiana with her fiancé, Matthew M. Pincus and their two cats, Bartlet and Ash.
She practices ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging when the cats don’t try to eat the flowers.
She loves working from home.