More on Our New Editor

Last week we introduced our new Poetry Editor: Jenny Billings Beaver.

Now, we’d like to tell you a little bit more about her and we’d like to mention that she is reading submissions LIKE WONDER WOMAN already!

Jenny Billings Beaver wrote her first poem when she was 6 years old. It was a haiku about monsters walking up and down sidewalks.

She read one of her poems at 5th grade graduation, in honor of a friend moving away, and it turned out to be her first poem published – appearing in The Charlotte Observer when she was 11. Goodbye, Mimi Tillery. We’ll miss you.

As a native North Carolinian, with a MFA in Creative Writing in Poetry from Queens University of Charlotte and a BA in English from Wake Forest University, she lives in Charlotte, with her husband, Justin, and Shih Tzu, Tola. She has studied under poets such as Jane Mead, Dennis Sampson, Cathy Park Hong, Cathy Smith Bowers and Robert Polito.

Today, Jenny teaches English at Rowan Cabarrus Community College and works as a director at NOMAD Aquatics and Fitness, as a poet and as a freelance writer for The Charlotte Observer.

Her work has appeared or is to appear in Referential Magazine, Southern Women’s Review, The Penwood Review, H.O.D., Sliver of Stone, Poets for Living Waters, Girls with Insurance, vox poetica, The Dead Mule of Southern Literature and Writer’s Advice.

A busy little beaver indeed…

Visit her:

Posted on April 15, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Thanks for the warm welcome as well as the “wonder woman” claim to fame. I like to get things done! 🙂

  2. Totally 🙂

  3. Rosalyn Marhatta

    You have a very interesting life, Jenny. I can’t wait to read more poems and submit some of mine for you to read.

  4. What a catch, Jessie! Congratulations!

    It was great to see you at Jackson’s Thursday, Jessie.

  5. Jeanette Gallagher

    Welcome, Jenny, to this wonderful website. I hope to send a poem to you some time and look forward to hearing more about you. Sounds as if you have a most fulfilling life.

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