Poetry. Ghostly and energetic, Jayne Pupek's poems range in content through an ambivalent abortion, a lover's abandonment, childhood abuse, a bad case of the flu, and her own longings. Each poem's graceful and intense meditations connect to the reader's own world. Arlene Ang says it best: "Jayne Pupek has the uncanny ability to dissect relationships, objects—even situations—and rearrange them according to the blueprint of her secret house of mirrors."
Jayne Pupek (1962-2010) held an MA in counseling psychology and spent most of her professional life in the field of mental health. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous print and online literary journals. She was twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Jayne was the author of two book of poems, THE LIVELIHOOD OF CROWS (Mayapple Press, 2010) and FORMS OF INTERCESSION (Mayapple Press, 2008) and two chapbooks: Local Girls (DeadMule, 2007) and Primitive (Pudding House Press, 2004). Her first novel, Tomato Girl, was published by Algonquin Books in the fall of 2008. Author City: Richmond, VA USA