A poem by English faculty member Jennie Malboeuf, “As Soon as We Are Born We Start to Die,” is featured on the Montreal International Poetry Prize's Shortlist, alongside poems from Thomas Lux and Dorianne Laux. Eavan Boland, one of the foremost female voices in Irish literature, is judging the competition.
Listen to Jennie read “As Soon as We Are Born We Start to Die.”
Jennie’s verse is winning recognition elsewhere, too. She is the only writer with two poems – “The Cow’s Eye” and “Grackles” – as Bellingham Review’s 49th Parallel Poetry Prize finalists. The literary journal will feature “Grackles” in its spring 2016 issue.
Her poem “Orrery” is forthcoming this year in Southern Humanities Review. And her poem “First Death Ever Filmed” was named second runner-up for the PRISM Poetry Prize and is featured in the current issue of PRISM international.