Jen Town

Jen Town’s poetry has appeared in Mid-American Review, Cimarron Review, Epoch, Third Coast, Lake Effect, Crab Orchard Review, and others. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from The Ohio State University in 2008 and lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her wife, Carrie. Her first book, The Light of What Comes After, won the May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize, and was published in 2018. You can find Jen online at




“Hold your hours. Hold each one / as it ticks away in in your hand / like holding a baby bird / whose entire being breathes / from your palm,”

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