Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jennifer Jackson Berry lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Harpur Palate, Stone Highway Review, 5AM, Main Street Rag, Jet Fuel Review, Amethyst Arsenic, and Mead, among others. She is the author of the chapbooks When I Was a Girl (Sundress Publications, 2014) and Nothing But Candy (Liquid Paper Press, 2003).
A Pushcart Prize nominee, her poetry has been featured on Prosody, a weekly radio program on Pittsburgh’s NPR affiliate, 90.5 WESA, as well as Pittsburgh City Paper and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
She holds degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and Indiana University’s MFA program.
She is an active member of the Madwomen in the Attic.
She is an Assistant Editor for WomenArts Quarterly Journal.
- B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1999
- Poetry in 5 AM, Chiron Review, Nerve Cowby, Heart Quarterly, and Pearl.
- Bertolt Clever Literary Award, Indiana University, 2002.
- Students' Choice Readings Committee Co-chair, 2000-01. Students' Choice Readings Committee, 1999-2000.
- Co-authored academic research published in Journal of Sport and Social Issues, "Pretty Versus Powerful in the Sports Pages," May 1999. University Scholar, University of Pittsburgh, 1995-99.