*CFI Literary Café is taking the summer off! We will resume on September 3, 2014 with Rochester-based poet Jennifer Grotz and well-known Buffalo poet Ansie Baird. See CFI Page for more info.
Jennifer Campbell's new book of poetry, Supposed to Love, was published in February 2013 by Saddle Road Press. Check out the "Readings" page for upcoming readings and booksignings. The book is available at Talking Leaves on Main Street in Buffalo, or can be purchased from links on the "Buy Books" page.
Jennifer's first full-length book of poetry, titled Driving Straight Through, was published by FootHills in 2008. She also has a chapbook called The Many Colors of Sound. She is an English professor in Buffalo, NY, and a co-editor of Earth’s Daughters, the longest-running feminist literary journal in the United States.
Jennifer received an Honorable Mention in the 2013 Annual Just Buffalo Members' Poetry Contest. Recent work appears in Oyez Review, Red Rock Review, Common Ground Review, Sow’s Ear, Saranac Review, Fugue, The Healing Muse, The Pedestal, Slipstream, Slant, Seven CirclePress, and CHEST. Her poem “Nothing Under the Bed” received a 2012 Best of the Net nomination from Earthshine. She has received an Honorable Mention in the 2010 New Millennium Writings competition and a Pushcart nomination.
As a professor at Erie Community College, Jennifer received the 2010 Chancellor's Award for Scholarship and Creative Activities, along with a 2009 President's Award for Outstanding Professional Growth. She has read her poetry in several venues throughout Western New York, and presented at academic conferences in Buffalo, Rochester, Boston, and Montreal. In March 2013, she was invited to read a poem at City Hall in honor of a Women's History Month awards ceremony for women in the sciences.
Jennifer is co-curator of the monthly reading series at the Center for Inquiry / Just Buffalo Literary Cafe in Amherst, NY. See the "CFI" page for more information.