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Poetry Reading with Jeanne Bryner

Posted Feb, 21, 2012

Join the Honors College on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Honors College library for a poetry reading with alumnae Jeanne Bryner.

Jeanne Bryner was born in Appalachia and grew up in Newton Falls, Ohio.  A registered nurse, she is a graduate of Trumbull Memorial’s School of Nursing and Kent State University’s Honors College. She has received writing fellowships from Bucknell University, the Ohio Arts Council (’97, '07), and Vermont Studio Center.  

Her poetry has been adapted for the stage and performed in Ohio, West Virginia, New York, Kentucky and Edinburgh, Scotland.  She has a new play, “Foxglove Canyon” and her books in print are Breathless, Blind Horse: Poems, Eclipse: Stories, Tenderly Lift Me: Nurses Honored, Celebrated and Remembered, No Matter How Many Windows, and The Wedding of Miss Meredith Mouse. She received the outstanding alumnae award from Kent State University at Trumbull and her book, No Matter How Many Windows, just received the Working Class Studies’ Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing in Chicago. 

She lives with her husband near a dairy farm in Newton Falls, Ohio.