Jennifer L. Knox

Days of Shame and FailureJennifer L. Knox’s new book of poems, Days of Shame and Failure, was published by Bloof Books in late 2015. Her first three books of poems are also available on Bloof: The Mystery of the Hidden Driveway, Drunk by Noon and A Gringo Like Me. Her poems have appeared four times in the Best American Poetry series as well as the anthologies Great American Prose Poems, From Poe to Present and Best American Erotic Poems. Her work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, the New Yorker, American Poetry Review, McSweeney’s, and Bomb. 

Jennifer L. Knox was born in Lancaster, California—home to Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, and the Space Shuttle. She received her B.A. from the University of Iowa, and her M.F.A. in poetry writing from New York University. She has taught poetry writing at Hunter College and New York University and has guest lectured in universities and colleges across the country. She currently teaches at Iowa State University and is the curator of the Iowa Bird of Mouth project.