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News and Readings By Jennifer Markell Writer

News and Readings

My second collection of poetry, Singing at High Altitude, has been published by the Main Street Rag!

Upcoming Readings: 

September 3, 2023, 2 pm

From the Farther Shore anthology reading

Falmouth, MA

Past Readings:   SAT. 8/3/23 I'll be reading at 4:28 p.m.


Saturday, November 19, 2022 @11a.m. 

Reading with Dorothy Derifield, Holly Guran, Susanna Kittredge, & David Miller at the historic Substation, 4228 Washington St. in the center of Roslindale village

WorkHub at the Substation is a coworking space for Roslindale and neighboring communities, located in the lower level of one of Roslindale’s most iconic buildings.

Thursday, October 20, 2022 @ 7 pm Rozzie Reads Poetry at the Roslindale House Community Room, 120 Poplar Street in Roslindale

For more information:

Saturday, August 6, 2022 reading at the Boston Poetry Marathon @1:21 pm (air conditioned venue!)

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 @7 pm

Reading at the Grolier Book Shop in Cambridge with Jack Jung and J. Kates. The Grolier is the oldest all-poetry book store in the country!

This is a hybrid reading. Sign up on the Grolier website ( for in person or virtual access.

Tree Lines

21st Century American Poems

Reading from the anthology June 2, 2022 at the Brookline Public Library


     FOUR JENNIFERS! One poetry reading!

Sunday 4/3/22 @ 2pm online

Lily Poetry Salon reading with Jennifer Martelli, Jennifer Markell, Jennifer Jean, and Jennifer Militello


Sunday 2/13/22      3-5 pm
New England Poetry Club
New Poetry Series (virtual)
with Danielle Legros Georges and  Lloyd Schwartz
registration link:

          Recent Publications:

Lily Poetry Review: forthcoming summer 2022

my poem "American Robin" featured on Mass Poetry website for "The Hard Work of Hope"

From the Farther Shore: Cape Cod & the Islands Through Poetry 2021

my poem "Landscape with Painters recorded Sunday, Nov. 14th, 8:35 a.m. for Cape and Islands radio segment, "Poetry Sunday." (record

"This new book contains 118 contemporary poems which meld the outer and interior landscapes of the Cape and Islands so that the reader discovers, a press release from the library describes, “the spirit of a place that calls us home.” Not only do these poems converse with one another, the release says, they are also poems that could not have been written about anywhere else. Poets represented in the book range from the well-known, including Mary Oliver and Stanley Kunitz, to lesser-known and up-and-coming."


The Bitter Oleander: " Inside a Thought Bubble"


Pensive Journal: "Canary, Plum"

The Cimarron Review: "The daddy-long-legs was nobody's daddy"

Diode Poetry Journal: "Rent Control" &  "2 a.m."
Pangyrus: "Up Close" & "It's hard to get a bead on God"
Solstice Literary Magazine: "NOLA"


Presented "Poetry as Balm, Resistance, and Sustenance" workshop with Marjorie Thomsen
Emily Dickinson "Tell It Slant" Poetry Festival

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Presented "Poetry as Balm, Resistance, and Sustenance" workshop with Marjorie Thomsen
Solstice MFA Program, Pine Manor College

          Honors and Awards:

​September 2016
Received Firman Houghton Award for lyric poem “Sagrada Familia" from the New England Poetry Club

March 2016
Received Barbara Bradley Award for poem "Blue Johnnies" from the New England Poetry Club

​January 2016
Samsara named a "Must-Read" book of poetry for 2015 by the Massachusetts Book Awards

July 2013
WERS 88.9 FM (Emerson College) INTERVIEW on You Are Here
(reading of my poem "Leaving the Green Elm Market" (segment 5) and discussion with Producer Elizabeth Gillis as part of a program on voices of Boston poetry)

Jennifer Markell, Writer

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