“My Calling,” part of a 20-minute reading on March 23, 2018 in Bristol, Vermont

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Jari Chevalier's poems have recently appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Boulevard, Cincinnati Review, Green Mountains Review, Gulf Coast Online, Poetry East, Puerto del Sol, Spillway, The Cortland Review, The Massachusetts Review, and other literary journals. Her poem "In the Bird Sanctuary" won the 2018 Common Ground Poetry Contest. In Fall 2016 she won the inaugural poetry contest at Sheila-Na-Gig Online. She has placed as a semi-finalist for the 2015, 2016, and 2018 Tomaž Šalamun Prize. In 2014 she received a Merit Award in the Atlanta Review International Poetry competition and was a finalist in the Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Contest. 

Her interdisciplinary work in art and poetry has received support from Vermont Studio Center and from Marble House Project.

Jari holds a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from CCNY where she studied with the late William Matthews and received an Academy of American Poets Prize. An honors graduate in Literature and Writing at Columbia University, Jari Chevalier has served on the adjunct writing faculties of State University of New York at Purchase and at Antioch University Santa Barbara. She has been invited to teach creative writing to adults and children through numerous academic, non-profit, and private venues. 

CLICK ON THESE TITLES TO READ POEMS ONLINE:

"You & Your Sunflowers" in Puerto del Sol, July 2018

"My Calling" in Arcturus, June 2018

"In the Whisper-Breath of Roses on the Baby Grand," "Facing the Music," "You," "The Well," "No Niche," & "Pearl" in UCity Review, May 2018

"Novelist" & "My Character Says" in Green Mountains Review, March 2018

"Wheel" in Concīs, Summer 2017 (w/ audio)

"Dry Landscape" and "If Ever" in Arcturus, June 2017


"This Time of Year" in Sheila-Na-Gig Online, Fall 2016 - Contest Winner

"Unkempt Graveyard Near the Shore" in Gulf Coast Online, Winter/Spring 2016

"White Ink on White Paper" in The Cortland Review, Winter 2016 (w/ audio)

"Andean Strains" in Beloit Poetry Journal, Winter 2015/2016, Vol. 66 No 2, featured in holiday promotion

"The Tick and the Unified Field" in Boulevard, Fall 2015, Vol. 31, 1

"Why Elizabeth Goes to Suzie" in The Massachusetts Review Volume 56, Number 2, Summer 2015