Selected by Ira Sukrungruang
Jenna Bazzell holds an MFA from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Currently, she is semi-finalist for the 2017 Miller Williams Poetry Prize for the University of Arkansas Press. She won the 2015 Everett Southwest Literary Award, the 2010 AWP Intro Journal Award for her poem “Wet Field,” and has received two Honorable Mentions from the Academy of American Poets Prize for her poems “Into the Damp Woods” and “Drought.” Her poems have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Cream City Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Passages North, New Madrid, Naugatuck River Review, Southern Indiana Review, Fifth Wednesday, and Sou’wester. She is an adjunct professor in English at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) and East Stroudsburg University (ESU) in Pennsylvania.