Jenny Factor

California, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012

Jenny Factor is an archaeologist of object and mind; she is also a feminist, a mother, and a dog-lover. Her poem collection, Unraveling at the Name won the Hayden Carruth Award from Copper Canyon Press, and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Factor's poems and reviews have appeared in more than a dozen anthologies, including The Best American Erotic Poems. Her work has been supported by an Astraea Grant in poetry. Jenny Factor serves on the Core Faculty at Antioch University Los Angeles, the only MFA program with a dual focus on literature and the pursuit of social justice. 


Twitter Username: @factorjenny


  • Unraveling at the Name , Copper Canyon Press (May 2001)


  • Astraea Grant(2001)


  • Core Faculty in Poetry at Antioch University Los Angeles (June 2006 - )
  • Editor at EarthLink


  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Harvard College (June 1991)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Literature and Poetry from Bennington College (June 2000)