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).

Poems in Print

“Spanish Donkey/Pear of Anguish,” “Summertime’s the Time for Torture/Time for Torture’s Summertime,” “Where Do We Go Post-Sex and Death,” and “Red Hair, Red Venison, Brown Summer Sun” in Flapperhouse 6

 “Hypersomnia” in paper nautilus 2015

 “This Theatre is Female, Afraid,” “Lana Pants a Blue Star,” “It's All the Blonde Turned Black's Fault,” “God's Gone, Mattress Soaked Through,” and “Sometimes a Crush Makes It Harder to Function” forthcoming in Luna Luna's Lana Del Rey Anthology

 “We Make a Pact” forthcoming in Milkfist 1

"Day Tripping, Geronimo Trail" forthcoming in Gargoyle 64

“I Don’t Know If I Want This” in Forklift, Ohio 29-30

“Rural Legend” in Midwestern Gothic 17

“Cold Dissolution/Lost Chord” and “You Cannot Hear Me. I Cannot Hear You.” in indefinite space 23

“I’ll Believe Prayers When I Suck the Dark Pipe” in Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel 18

“The Blame and Shame of It” in Quaint Magazine 5

“P.S.,” “Shallow Nostalgia,” and “Chronophobia Seis: The Hollyrock Carnival” forthcoming in and/or 5

“Be Patient, the Swell Will Go Down” in RHINO 2014

“I Climb Down the Tree One-Handed and in Another Life,” “Piney and Buoyant, We Wave, Consecrate,” “Ode to Joy,” “Painstaking,” and “This Is the Shaky Phase” in Flapperhouse 3 (Flapperhouse is a print publication, but these poems were featured online as “teasers.”)

“Between Zephyr’s Legs a Scritch and a Twing” in Menacing Hedge Limited Edition Poetry Anthology 2014

“Crime Scene 81,” “Crime Scene 9,” and “Crime Scene 53” in burntdistrict 2.2

“Acte Gratuit La Femme” in paper nautilus 2013

“Manicure, Kerosene” in Slipstream 33

“Crack the Projector. Insert the Dual-Color Strip,” “The Pseudo Gold Girl with a Gambling Problem
Parks Her Gilded Hotrod on Goldenrod Lawn,” and “The Clown Spins” in VECTOR 2

“L’Hotel Jezebel” in indefinite space 21

“Jezebel Makes Your Doris Day” in MOTIF 3: All the Livelong Day, MotesBooks, 2012

“July 1st, Thanks to Basho” in The Southern Poetry Anthology Volume III: Appalachia,
Texas Review Press, 2011

“I Met a Man with Time” in MOTIF 2: Come What May, MotesBooks, 2012

“Religion” in MOTIF 1: Writing by Ear, MotesBooks, 2009

“At the Top of the Mountain” in Yemassee 15.1

“For My Mom: A Beach Radish, Cut Decoratively” in The Movable Nest: a Mother/Daughter Companion, Helicon Nine Press, 2007

“Antique Anodyne (Chromatic)” in Caduceus 5

“Girl Dream” in New Millennium Writings 17

“To Become Audrey Hepburn” in EVA Mag 2.3

“The Girl Down the Hall” in Low Explosions: Writings on the Body, KWG Press, 2006

“Fixated” and “Love, Double Decaf” in Libro/Libre! 1

“Goldenrods, 20 Years Apart” in EVA Mag 1.8

“Tamora Watches through the Kitchen Window” in EVA Mag 1.4

“Next to Godliness” in New Millennium Writings 16

“Tell Me How Zeros Spread,” and “In Old Dutch Paintings” in Passages North 27.1

“I Pray to Safety” and “Perfect Living” in Washington Square 16

“The Gap” in Sow’s Ear Poetry Review 13.4