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).

“In the tradition of feral touchstones like Beefheart’s Trout Mask Replica and Burns’ Black Hole, The Shaky Phase is a compelling journey through a world that’s dangerous and strangely familiar. With lines that envelop the reader like morning glory, Janeshek directs our gaze to the edges, to the creeping green of rot. This is the poetry of the New Weird America, and I love it.”
Adam Tedesco, Founding Editor of REALITY BEACH

Interviews/Reviews/Creative Nonfiction

Reading by me on Episode 8 of the podcast Jamming Their Transmission

Review by me of Joseph P. O’Brien’s BADMOTORFLAPPER for Really Serious Literature PDF version

Writing by me on Djuna Barnes for Entropy’s “Under the Influence #6, Negative Capability”

Review by me of Sam Valdez's EP Mirage for Anti-Heroin Chic

Review of Supernoir by Michelle Reale for Rag Queen Periodical

Review of The Shaky Phase by Alex Simand for Five:2:One Magazine

Review of The Shaky Phase by Michelle Reale for Rag Queen Periodical

Playlist for The Shaky Phase that I compiled for Booknotes at Largehearted Boy

Interview with Joseph P. O'Brien of Flapperhouse

"Rag Queen in Residence" Interview with Kailey Tedesco of Rag Queen Periodical and two of my poems

Interview with James Diaz of Anti-Heroin Chic

Review of Spanish Donkey/Pear of Anguish by James Diaz of Anti-Heroin Chic

Interview with Katerina Klemer on Accents: A Radio Show for Literature, Art, and Culture

Interview with Eva Harris, published in The Volunteer Review (PDF)

Review of Invisible Mink by William Wright, published in Town Creek Poetry

Review of Invisible Mink by Shaindel Beers, published in Contrary

Review of Invisible Mink on Brontë Blog