Jennifer Lagier's work has been published in U.S. and international anthologies, journals and e-zines. Her books include Coyote Dream Cantos (Iota Press, 1992), Second-Class Citizen (Bordighera, Inc., 2000), The Mangia Syndrome (Pudding House Publications, 2005), Fishing for Portents (Pudding House Publications, 2008), Agent Provocateur (Paisano Press, 2012), Hookup With Chinaski (Paisano Press, 2013), Penetrating the Mist, (Green Fuse Poetic Arts, 2013), Camille Vérité, (FutureCycle Press, 2014), Where We Grew Up, (FutureCycle Press, 2015), Camille Abroad, (FutureCycle Press, 2016), Harbingers, (Blue Light Press, 2016), Scene of the Crime, (2016 Helen Kay Chapbook Poetry Prize co-winner, Evening Street Press), Like a B Movie, (FutureCycle Press, 2018), Camille Mobilizes, (FutureCycle Press, 2018), Trumped Up Election, (Xi Draconis Books, 2019).
Look for Jennifer's work in these anthologies: Of Burgers and Barrooms, Unmasked: Women Write About Sex and Intimacy After Fifty, Silent Screams: Poetic Journeys Through Addiction & Recovery, Missing Persons: Reflections on Dementia, Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California, From Everywhere a Little: A Migration Anthology.
Jennifer was nominated for a Pushcart Poetry Prize for her poem "Fifties Flashback" which was published in Song of the San Joaquin. On Sept. 30, 2016, Jennifer's poem "Room With A View," was nominated for a Best of the Net Award by Diverse Voices Quarterly: http://www.diversevoicesquarterly.com/2016/09/2016-best-net-nominations/ In 2013 and 2018, she won Honorable Mentions in the Voices Israel Ruben Rose Poetry Contest.
Jennifer's newest book, Trumped Up Election, has been published by Xi Draconis Books. To hear an interview with the author, please visit: https://audioboom.com/posts/7275906-an-interview-with-jennifer-lagier-author-of-trumped-up-election
Jennifer owes her Italian American heritage to her grandparents, Joseph and Clementina Peini. She has served as Area Coordinator for California Poets in the Schools, helps coordinate the Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Second Sunday Reading Series, and is a member of the Italian American Writers' Association and the Rockford Writers Guild. She edits the Homestead Review and maintains the web sites for The Monterey Poetry Review, Ping Pong Free Press and misfitmagazine.net.
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