Ms. Jen Karetnick

Florida, United States

Member Since: 09/29/1996

Jen Karetnick is the author of five full-length poetry collections, including Hunger Until It's Pain (Salmon Poetry, forthcoming spring 2023); The Burning Where Breath Used to Be (David Robert Books, forthcoming August 2020); and The Treasures That Prevail (Whitepoint Press, September 2016), finalist for the 2017 Poetry Society of Virginia Book Prize. She is also the author of five poetry chapbooks, including The Crossing Over (March 2019), winner of the 2018 Split Rock Review Chapbook Competition. Her poems have been awarded the Hart Crane Memorial Prize, the Romeo Lemay Poetry Prize, the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Prize, and two Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prizes, among others. Her work appears recently or is forthcoming in Barrow Street, The Comstock Review, december, Michigan Quarterly Review, Terrain, and elsewhere. Co-founder and managing editor of SWWIM Every Day, Jen is a 2019-20 Deering Estate Artist-in-Residence. Find her on Twitter @Kavetchnik and Instagram @JenKaretnick, or see


Twitter Username: @Kavetchnik


  • The Treasures That Prevail , Whitepoint Press (September 24, 2016)
  • American Sentencing , Winter Goose Publications (May 23, 2016)
  • Brie Season , White Violet Press (September 10, 2014)
  • Mango , University Press of Florida (October 7, 2014)
  • Prayer of Confession , Finishing Line Press (June 6, 2014)


  • 2016 Romeo LeMay Poetry Award(2016)
  • 2015 Anna Davidson Rosenberg Prize for Poetry(2015)
  • AIRIE (Artist in Resience in the Everglades) Residency(2016)
  • Best of the Net Nominations from One and The Poet's Billow(2016)
  • 2011 Piccolo in Your Pocket Poetry Contest from the Alaska Flute Studies Center(2011)
  • Portlandia Poetry Chapbook Prize for Bud Break at Mango House(2008)
  • Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Award for a Lyric Poem(2005)


  • Creative Writing Director at Miami Arts Charter School (August 2009 - )
  • Freelance Journalist and Critic at various (September 1992 - )


  • Bachelor of Arts in English from Tufts University (May 1990)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from University of California, Irvine (June 1992)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Fiction from University of Miami (May 1996)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Poetry