Jennifer Boyden is the author of the novel The Chief of Rally Tree (Skyhorse Publishing) which was awarded the Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature. She is also author of two books of poetry, The Declarable Future (awarded The Four Lakes Prize in Poetry) and The Mouths of Grazing Things (winner of The Brittingham Prize in Poetry). Prior, Jennifer was a PEN Northwest Wilderness Writing Resident, which allows one writer to live and write for a year in unparalleled solitude in a remote region of the Rogue River in southern Oregon. She’s a 1995 graduate of Eastern Washington University’s MFA program.
Jennifer currently serves on the faculties of Spring Street International School and Eastern Oregon University for their low-residency MFA program. She currently lives on an island in Washington state with her husband and daughter, and spends afternoons with their donkeys reading short installments of The Odyssey.