Jennifer Rouse

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Poet Bio: Jen Rouse is the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Cornell College. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Gulf Stream, Pithead Chapel, Cleaver, Always Crashing, Mississippi Review, Lavender Review, and elsewhere. Headmistress Press has published her books Acid and Tender, CAKE, and Riding with Anne Sexton. Find her at and on Twitter @jrouse.

Artist Statement: Of the work in my first book, Acid and Tender, Maureen Seaton said: "the poems are the dark and delightful imaginings of a born fairytale maker" and that they "walk the blood edge of real." Her depiction of my work was a gift to me, and I have done my best to continue to capture the, perhaps, almost uncapturable through that lens. This last year has been one of listening for me, and I am looking forward to a month of bringing the poet back. Unflinching. Open. And always. To you. I am grateful for this opportunity.

Your support gives me vital inspiration as I write for thirty days this month.

Tupelo Press provides the canvas, I bring my words, accompanied by other fine poets, writing thirty poems in thirty days, all ours to edit and submit as we wish. 30/30 poems have been taken by over 90 journals and featured in over 40 published chapbooks, all so Tupelo Press can keep publishing exquisite and diverse voices that might never be heard otherwise.

Every dollar gives me confidence to write more, and helps the press place more poems in gorgeous books. Help me to help this distinguished press. Give today!