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Jennifer L. Knox's new book of poems, Days of Shame and Failure, will be published by Bloof Books in 2015. Her other books, The Mystery of the Hidden Driveway, Drunk by Noon and A Gringo Like Me, are also available on Bloof.

Jennifer 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.

Her poems have appeared four times in the Best American Poetry series (1997, 2003, 2006, and 2011) as well as the anthologies Great American Prose Poems, From Poe to Present and Best American Erotic Poems.

Her work has also appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Fence, McSweeney's, and Bomb. Karl Sherlock at Grossmont College put together a truly amazing online cv for her here.

She lives outside Ames, Iowa, and is at work on a novel.