Jennifer van Alstyne

Jennifer van Alstyne, 2018

Jennifer, 2018


Jennifer van Alstyne is a Peruvian-American poet and public relations consultant. She founded The Academic Designer, LLC to help academics, researchers, and writers control their online presence and share their work with the world.

She holds a B.A. from Monmouth University in English, and an M.F.A. from Naropa University in Writing & Poetics where she was the Jack Kerouac Fellow. Jennifer also holds an M.A. from University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Literature and Cultural Studies where she was one of four master’s fellows and a finalist for the Outstanding Master’s Graduate Award.


Recent poetry has been published in journals including The Citron ReviewCOG, Crack the Spine, ELKEThe Foundling Review, Paper NautilusStonecoast Review, and Sweet Tree Review. Her book manuscript is Altars of Nonesuch.

Research and Commentary

Jennifer’s primary area of research is place, landscape, and representations of nature in medieval literature with a particular interest in Arthurian Romance. Secondary research interests include modern poetry and television studies.

Read her peer-reviewed articles Appositions and Midwest QuarterlyFind Jennifer’s reviews of contemporary poetry collections in Colorado Review and Rain Taxi. 

Find Jennifer on ResearchGate and Google Scholar.


Jennifer lives in Louisiana with her fiance, Matthew M. Pincus and their two cats, Bartlet and Ash. She practices ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging.

Like cats and movies/tv? Check out The Adventures of Barlet & Ash.