Jennifer A. Powers
Writer & Photographer

 

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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 for her MFA in Creative & Professional Writing in 2014. Her thesis project was awarded Distinguished. Jennifer’s primary genre is fiction with a secondary in magazine writing. She writes microfiction (also known as short-shorts or flash fiction), short stories, CNF, prose poetry, novellas, and novels. She hopes to enter the screenwriting world at some point in the future. Her main focus is completing her novel titled Dreaming with the Dead along with publishing short stories and flash fiction on a regular basis. She’s also working in collaboration with others on some private projects not yet announced.

 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 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 She has e-published unpublished and previously published short stories on Amazon and Barnes and Noble to widen her audience.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 creates her own story covers and hopes to continue this interest within the world of traditional publishing. She also paints, gardens, hikes, scrapbooks, loves fishing, 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.”

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