Jennifer A. Powers
Writer & Photographer
Jennifer A. Powers was born and raised in Connecticut. She graduated Tolland High School in 1996, the University of Connecticut in 2002 with a BA in English, and Western Connecticut State University in 2014 with an MFA in Creative & Professional Writing. Her thesis project was awarded as Distinguished. Jennifer writes microfiction (also known as short-shorts or flash fiction), short stories, prose poetry, novellas, and novels. She hopes to enter the screenwriting world at some point in the future. She’s working on a novel.
She has short fiction published or forthcoming in many literary journals, including The MacGuffin, Folio, Hawai'i Pacific Review, Diverse Voices Quarterly, The Oddville Press, and Grasslimb. Her work will be anthologized in an international book of poetry about incidents of rape and women's oppression. She has e-published unpublished and previously published short stories on Amazon and Barnes and Noble to widen her audience. She also has photography published or forthcoming in Foliate Oak, Josephine Quarterly, Subprimal Poetry Art, The Meadowland Review, Paper Tape Magazine, Rose Red Review, Diverse Voices Quarterly, and Blue Lyra Review. She also paints, gardens, hikes, scrapbooks, loves traveling, cooking, photography, music, movies, and books.
Jennifer believes her biggest accomplishment is living her life the way she chooses to live it, despite opposition. She believes artists should watch out for potential dream-killers. She says it’s important not to allow the word “impossible” into your mind since anything is possible, and to keep at it no matter what happens. As E.E. Cummings said, “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”