Jane Shore’s six books of poems have garnered many prizes including the 1977 Juniper Prize, the 1986 Lamont Prize, and a 1996 National Book Critics Circle Award nomination. A Yes-or-No Answer, (2008) won the 2010 Poets Prize. A Guggenheim Fellow, a Radcliffe Institute Fellow, a Hodder Fellow at Princeton, she was also awarded two grants from the NEA. Widely anthologized, her poems appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic and The Yale Review. THAT SAID, New and Selected Poems, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2012. She has taught at Harvard (The Briggs-Copeland Lecturer on English), Sarah Lawrence, Tufts, M.I.T, the University of Washington, and was the Distinguished Visiting Poet at the University of Hawaii in Manoa. A Professor of English at the George Washington University for twenty-five years (after a year as the Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington) she lives in Washington, DC and in East Calais, Vermont.
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