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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. View awards and honors.
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 medieval literature with a particular interest in Arthurian Romance. Secondary research interests include modern poetry and television studies.
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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.