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Jennifer van Alstyne is a Peruvian-American poet and public relations consultant specializing in higher education. She began The Academic Designer in 2018 to help researchers, writers, and academics control their online presence, and share their amazing work with the world.
She holds a B.A. from Monmouth University in English, an M.F.A. from the Jack Kerouac School at Naropa University in Writing & Poetics, and an M.A. from University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Literature and Cultural Studies where she was a finalist for the Outstanding Master’s Graduate Award.
Recent poetry been published in journals including The Citron Review, COG, Crack the Spine, ELKE, The Foundling Review, Paper Nautilus, Stonecoast Review, 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.
Find Jennifer’s reviews of contemporary poetry collections in Colorado Review and Rain Taxi.
Read her peer-reviewed articles Appositions and Midwest Quarterly.
Jennifer lives in Louisiana with Matthew M. Pincus and their two cats, Bartlet and Ash. She enjoys her practices ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging.