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Jenna Le

Jenna Le

Born: in Minneapolis Minnesota, USA
Resides: Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA

Jenna Le's poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Modern Haiku, Frogpond, AGNI Online, Bellevue Literary Review, The Best of the Raintown Review, Denver Quarterly, The Los Angeles Review, Massachusetts Review, The Village Voice, and elsewhere. She has a B.A. in mathematics and an M.D.

Awards and Other Honors: Winner (1st Place), Alpha Omega Alpha Pharos Poetry Competition (two times, 2008 & 2010); Finalist, William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition (2009); Finalist, Michael E. DeBakey Poetry Award (2010); Winner, Minnetonka Review Editor’s Prize for Poetry (2011); Nominee, Pushcart Prize (many times, 2012, 2015, & 2016); Nominee, Best of the Net (2016); Nominee, Rhysling Award (2016).

Books Published: Six Rivers (NYQ Books, 2011); A History of the Cetacean American Diaspora (Anchor & Plume Press,, 2016).

Selected Work
on days like this
he used to feed apples to deer….
rust on our shared fence
Say, how many men
does it take to shoot a mule?
In Jakarta: twelve

Credits: "on days like this" - The Heron's Nest XVIII:4 (December 2016); "Say, how many men" - Los Angeles Review 19, 58-59 (Spring 2016) [with the dedication "for Zainal Abidin, Martin Anderson, Andrew Chan, Rodrigo Gularte, Silvester Obiekwe Nwolise, Okwuduli Oyatanze, Raheem Agbaje Salami, and Myuran Sukumaran"].

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