CCT: 2013 AF Bio -Wagner

2013 Artist Fellowship Recipient



Jasmine Dreame Wagner
Southbury, Connecticut


{Jasmine Dreame Wagner}


Rings is an exploration of the post-industrial American landscape and the lush natural life that persists in its seams. These poems rethink and rework the uninhabited places that dwell within our memories and histories while seeking the sublime in the wild overgrowth of natural and manmade things.


A fellowship would allow me to set aside time from teaching and freelance writing to fully devote myself to completing, revisiting and editing my manuscript. I would also set aside time to create new work and to pursue research opportunities that would further my artistic development and advance my career as a poet.


Jasmine Dreame Wagner is the author of Rewilding, winner of the 2012 Ahsahta Press Chapbook Contest, and Listening for Earthquakes, first runner-up for the 2011 Caketrain Chapbook Contest. Her poems have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Blackbird, New American Writing, The North American Review, and Verse, among others, and in two anthologies: The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral and Lost and Found: Stories from New York. Jasmine is a graduate of Columbia University and the University of Montana and has received grants and fellowships from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Hall Farm Center for Arts & Education, Kultuuritehas Polymer, Summer Literary Seminars - Kenya, and The Wassaic Project. In addition to her poetry accomplishments, Jasmine is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She teaches creative writing at Western Connecticut State University and teaches poetry and songwriting at the WCSU Young Writers Conference.


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