Jenny Root

jrootJenny Root’s poems have appeared in many journals including Basalt, Cloudbank, Elohi Gadugi Journal, Meadowland Review, Poetry International and Windfall. Her poem “Money to Burn,” was included in the anthology New Poets of the American West (Many Voices, 2010). She has worked in publishing and independent bookselling across the country, and has coordinated readings in Eugene for over 20 years. Formerly of Detroit, Michigan, she lives in Eugene, Oregon, working as an editor and event planner at an educational nonprofit in criminal justice.

2014 Reading Schedule

February 13 | Portland, OR @ Annie Bloom’s Books
Reading with Carl Adamshick and Dawn Diez Willis5:30 pm

April 24 | Ashland, OR @ Bloomsbury Books in Ashland, Oregon
Reading with Steve Dieffenbacher and Kathryn Ridall 5:30 pm 

June 8 | Bend, OR @ Deschutes Public Library
Reading with Tim Whitsel507 NW Wall Street. Bend, OR 97701 2:00 pm  

September 14 | Portland, OR @ The Studio Series
Reading with Bill Siverly 5:30 pm

Current Works

The Company of Sharks
Jenny’s new book entitled The Company of Sharks is available for purchase at Fae Press. “Jenny Root’s range is impressive in this first collection of poems, exploring place, character, memory, family, love, violence. She is a poet of watchfulness and endurance, with stark clarity of vision and a genuine gratitude for beauty.”
— Floyd Skloot, author of In the Shadow of Memory and The Snow’s Music

“I love the way she brings subtle rhythms and rhymes to the witness, wonder and wisdom of her telling. There is so much action and delicious detail, so much at stake in each poem, and yet there are also quiet intervals that allow us to pause and think into the mystery. The Company of Sharks is a fine collection.”
— Henry Hughes, author of Fishing Stories and Men Holding Eggs

“In Jenny Root’s fine first book, The Company of Sharks, the poet speaks movingly of losses both private and public. But she also tells us that while it is necessary to remem-ber the past, it is also necessary to confront the risks one takes in moving on and away from the known world and into the space of revived relation and trust where ‘Some- where love/ hears love calling/ her name/ springs to her feet/ comes running around the corner/ sees love and leaps.’ ”
Maxine Scates, author of Undone




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