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Jennifer Polson Peterson is a poet living in South Mississippi. Her poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Radar, Beloit Poetry Journal, Southern Humanities Review, and elsewhere. Her work has been featured on Poetry Daily, nominated for Pushcart Prizes three times, and nominated for inclusion in the Best of the Net Anthology. Her debut manuscript has been named a semifinalist for the Helena Whitehill Book Award with Tupelo Press and the Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize with Persea Books.She is a visiting assistant professor at the University of Southern Mississippi and the author of a chapbook, Must Resemble Leisure, published by Seven Kitchens Press.


"This Will Always Be" & "Faith" The Florida Review (forthcoming)

"The Students" Southern Humanities Review , Vol. 56, no. 2, Summer 2023 (print)

"Golden Hour" Colorado Review, 49.2 Sumer 2022 (print) (Featured on Poetry Daily)

"To the Young Man Who Is Sick of Bird Poems" Beloit Poetry Journal, Vol. 71 no. 2, 2021 (print)

"And Sometimes God Is," "Daughter," "Peace Work" Blue Mountain Review (print)

"LULLABY" Poetic Text set to music, premiered September, 2019


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