Jennie Malboeuf

Jennie Malboeuf

Greensboro | Poetry

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“Ultimately, the objective of my writing is to explore the relationships between the body (animal) and the mind (God),” says Jennie Malboeuf. Her work has traced the issues of authority, control, and violence and how these themes intersect with gender, sex, and memory. 
 
Born and raised in Kentucky, she received an M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and currently serves as a visiting assistant professor of English and Creative Writing at Guilford College. Her work has been represented in the Gettysburg Review, Harvard Review, and The Southern Review, among many others, and her first collection, God had a body: Poems (Indiana University Press, 2020), was selected for the Blue Light Books Prize. She received a Pushcart Prize Special Mention for her poem, “Hubris” (first published in New South) in 2019 and has been named twice to the Best New Poets list, a series featuring emerging writers published by the University of Virginia Press.