Jessie Janeshek's second full-length book of poems is The Shaky Phase (Stalking Horse Press, 2017). Her chapbooks are Spanish Donkey/Pear of Anguish (Grey Book Press, 2016), Rah-Rah Nostalgia (dancing girl press, 2016), Supernoir (Grey Book Press, 2017), Hardscape (Reality Beach, forthcoming), and Auto-Harlow (Shirt Pocket Press, forthcoming). Invisible Mink (Iris Press, 2010) is her first full-length collection. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and an M.F.A. from Emerson College, and she is currently Associate Professor of English and the Director of Writing at Bethany College in West Virginia. You can read more of her poetry at jessiejaneshek.net.
Joseph P. O’Brien, Managing Editor of FLAPPERHOUSE on The Shaky Phase: “Jessie Janeshek’s poetry vaporizes the walls in my brain, and floods it with visceral, musical, magical, sensual rapture. It’s hypnotic post-punk witchcraft streaming live from the deserts of the subconscious; it’s feral forest creatures & frisky mountain housewives eating mushrooms and reading each other’s dream journals. In other words, it’s my favorite poetry on Earth right now, and The Shaky Phase is an exemplary collection of it.”
Michelle Reale of Rag Queen Periodical on Supernoir: “Danger lurks in these poems and one can almost hear the black and white film and see the dust motes in its strong, white light…Supernoir is like smeared Vaseline over a long-view lens trained into the dark corners of rooms where things go down: it’s real and raw, with the edges blurred out for effect—and in all the right places.”
Artist: Jessie Janeshek
Residency: December 2017