Poetry. Winner of the 2014 Fence Modern Poets Series. Jennifer MacKenzie's debut is an unfettered travelogue of embodied intellect and flights of gorgeous observance. The identified speaker of MacKenzie's charged, lyric utterances is a woman of style, wit, and charm. Often in love, often traveling in a foreign land, often in love in a foreign land, and always alert to sensory stimuli, receptive to signals and the demands made upon a living, moving, implicated creature to act, to think, to retreat and to relate.
Jennifer MacKenzie grew up in Bloomfield Hills, MI, and was educated at Wesleyan University's College of Letters and the University of Iowa's Writers Workshop. Until October 2012, she edited the Damascus-based magazine Syria Today, and her articles and literary non-fiction on Syria, Turkey and other countries in the Near East have appeared in The Huffington Post, Guernica, The Kenyon Review Online, and Killing the Buddha. She now lives in the Bronx where she teaches literature, composition and journalism at Lehman College. Author City: BRONX, NY USA