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Jane Ellen Glasser: The Poet and Her Poems - Jane Ellen Glasser, Poet, Author of Staying Afloat during a Plague, Crow Songs, In the Shadow of Paradise; Artist
Jane Ellen Glasser
Jane Ellen Glasser’s poetry has appeared in numerous journals, such as The Hudson Review, The Southern Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Georgia Review. Her poems have garnered awards from the Irene Leache Society, Puddingstone, and the Poetry Society of Virginia, and she has been recognized for outstanding articles on teaching poetry that were featured in Virginia English Bulletin and English Journal. In the past she reviewed poetry books for The Virginian-Pilot, edited poetry for the The Ghent Quarterly and Lady Jane’s Miscellany, and co-founded the nonprofit arts organization and journal New Virginia Review. A first collection of her poetry, Naming the Darkness, with an introduction by W. D. Snodgrass, was issued by Road Publishers in 1991. She won the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry 2005, and her award-winning book, Light Persists, received an honorable mention in the 2007 Library of Virginia Literary Awards. The Long Life won the Poetica Publishing Company Chapbook Contest in 2011. FutureCycle Press publised The Red Coat (2013), chapbook Cracks (2015), ​In the Shadow of Paradise (2017), and JaneEllenGlasser: Selected Poems (2019). Cyberwit published Staying Afloat during a Plague during the Pandemic (2021). She has presented readings and workshops for audiences as diverse as students in the Poet-in-the Schools Program, inmates at the Broward Detention Center, and participants in national poetry conferences. Glasser is a member of The Poetry Society of Virginia and The Fort Lauderdale Writers’ Group.