Jessie Janeshek

Jessie Janeshek's chapbooks Spanish Donkey/Pear of Anguish and Rah-Rah Nostalgia are forthcoming from Grey Book Press and dancing girl press respectively. Invisible Mink is her full-length collection (Iris Press, 2010). An Assistant Professor of English and Director of Writing at Bethany College, she holds a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and an M.F.A. from Emerson College. She co-edited the literary anthology Outscape: Writings on Fences and Frontiers (KWG Press, 2008).

“Jessie Janeshek’s poetry vaporizes the walls in my brain, and floods it with visceral, musical, magical, sensual rapture. It’s hypnotic post-punk witchcraft streaming live from the deserts of the subconscious; it’s feral forest creatures & frisky mountain housewives eating mushrooms and reading each other’s dream journals. In other words, it’s my favorite poetry on Earth right now, and The Shaky Phase is an exemplary collection of it.” —Joseph P. O’Brien, Managing Editor of FLAPPERHOUSE

“Danger lurks in these poems and one can almost hear the black and white film and see the dust motes in its strong, white light…Supernoir is like smeared Vaseline over a long-view lens trained into the dark corners of rooms where things go down:  it’s real and raw, with the edges blurred out for effect—and in all the right places.” —Michelle Reale, Rag Queen Periodical

Recent Work Online

Eight Nebraska City poems, Mannequin Haus

"It's Hard to Believe Anything in Your Life Could Be Clean," Hardly Doughnuts

"Bombshell/Teensploitation," Pom Pom

Two poems, Bad Pony Magazine

Four Channel U poems, (the) Squawk Back

Three Channel U poems, Occulum

Nine poems in Rag Queen Periodical

"Watching Horror/Watching Harlow," Really System 

Two Channel U poems, gobbet

"Your Hair the Crown You Never Take Off," Uppagus

Five noir-y poems, Potluck Mag (start with "Day 5" and keep clicking "older")

Two poems, Seafoam Mag

"Sparkle Plenty," Vagabond City

"Magnetron Blonde," Drunk in a Midnight Choir

Three Auto-Harlow poems,  Anti-Heroin Chic

Six Auto-Harlow poems, Vanilla Sex Magazine [seems to be defunct]

Four poems, Plinth

"Horror is the Sinus Leading Away from the Abscess," Rogue Agent

Two poems, MISTRESS

Two poems, Queen of Cups

 "Bell Book and Cradle/Barefoot Pink Saint," Uppagus

Two poems, Cosmonauts Avenue

"Noirpoem #2/Afterbite," Killer Whale Journal 

"Young and Alive," Shabby Doll House

 Two Poems, Deluge

Two poems, Fuck Art, Let's Dance #013

Five poems in Varsity Goth's Coffin Corner

"Magicicada/Auto Shut-off," Tallow Eider Quarterly

Two poems, Peach Mag

"Two Bird Control Center," The Opiate

"Two Bird Control Center Two," The Opiate

Six poems, Quail Bell Magazine

Three poems, Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal (Issue 41)

Two poems, Spilled Milk Magazine

“Skull Percent Off,” concīs

Five poems, gobbet

"Take Me Out/Tell Me My Name,Alyss

"Honest Women Are Nothing When You Cannot Get," Pith

"You Don’t Know Supernoir/How It Felt to Bend Over You," SUSAN

Three poems, FRiGG

"Gather Around Obsession," Vagabond City Literary Journal

"We’re Going Back to the Woodline," Wherewithal

Three poems, Pretty Owl Poetry

Two poems, The Birds We Piled Loosely

Six poems, Otoliths 42

"You Can Sing Any Two Songs Together If You Slow Them Down Long Enough," Pouch 6

"I Love a Good Twin Show or a False Solstice," Anthropoid

 "I Caught a Good One. It Looked Like It Could Run," Red Paint Hill Poetry Journal [seems to be defunct]

“I Can Almost Pretend I’m Shush-Done with Texas” Amethyst Arsenic [seems to be defunct]

“For Sale, Skull Chalet,” {Prong & Posy}

Two Hardscape poems, Toad 6:2

Four poems, Anti-Heroin Chic

Two poems, The Riding Light Review [seems to be defunct]

Two poems, Fuck Art, Let’s Dance #012

Six poems, Uut Poetry

Three Hardscape poems, fog machine

"Broad Weather, for the Stars," Moonsick Magazine

Four poems, NAILED

Three Rah-rah Nostalgia poems, Powder Keg Magazine

Three poems, Sein und Werden

Two poems, Prelude

"Out in the West Texas/Maquiladora," Axolotl [seems to be defunct]