Jenny Billings Beaver
Jenny Billings Beaver is a native Charlottean, with a MFA in Creative Writing in Poetry from Queens University of Charlotte (’10) and a BA in English from Wake Forest University (’06). She lives in Charlotte, NC currently with her husband, Justin, and Shih Tzu, Tola. Jenny has been writing since Elementary School. Her first poem appeared in a local newspaper when she was in the 6th grade. 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, Writer’s Advice, issue.ZERO, Fox Chase Review, and many more. Her first chapbook, With or Without., was published online by The Dead Mule of Southern Literature in April 2012; her second chapbook, Ordinary Things is now out from Folded Word. She worked as the poetry editor for Referential Magazine from 2011 to 2012, as well. She currently works as an English Professor and the English Division Chair at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, a Director at NOMAD Aquatics and Fitness, a poet and as a freelance writer for The Charlotte Observer.
Jenny’s work for Referential