Jennifer Matthews writes poetry and is editor of the Long Story, Short Journal. Originally from Missouri, USA she has been living in Ireland for over a decade, and is a citizen of both countries. Her poetry has been published in, or is forthcoming from Poetry International — Ireland, The Stinging Fly, Mslexia, The Pickled Body, Burning Bush 2, Abridged, Revival, Necessary Fiction, Poetry Salzburg, Foma & Fontanelles,The Irish Examiner and Cork Literary Review, and anthologised in Dedalus’s collection of immigrant poetry in Ireland, Landing Places (2010). In 2012 she read at Electric Picnic with Poetry Ireland, and had a poem shortlisted by Gwyneth Lewis in the Bridport poetry competition. Her poetry was recognised twice in Over the Edge New Writer of the Year competitions (‘Planning Permission’ commended by Sarah Clancy in 2013; ‘Memory’ shortlisted by Eleanor Hooker in 2014). In 2015 she was selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series. Rootless, a chapbook of her poetry, was published by Smithereens Press in 2015. Follow her on Twitter @JenMarieMa

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