As a hobby, she is developing as a creative photographer and mixed media artist. She has photographs published or forthcoming in Hayden's Ferry Review, Gulf Stream Lit Mag, Driftwood Press, Josephine Quarterly, Subprimal Poetry Art, The Meadowland Review, Raven Chronicles, Jet Fuel Review, San Francisco Peace and Hope, and The Tishman Review, Young Ravens Literary Review, among others.
Growing up as an only child, Jenn leaned on many forms of creativity, such as dancing, drawing, and painting, and she is a lifelong practitioner of these interests. Her free time is occupied with travel, hiking, yoga, gardening, cooking, music, movies, family, and of course, the world of books and all things literary. Her future plans include an increase in her involvement in philanthropy, adventure travel, and family. She is proud of her heritage, which is one-fourth each of French, Ukrainian, Polish, and Irish.
A full-time writer born and raised in rural Connecticut, Jenn Powers has earned a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative & Professional Writing and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English. Jenn writes flash fiction, short stories, prose poetry, creative nonfiction, novellas, and novels. Her earlier work (2012-2016) is under the name Jennifer A. Powers, but from the year 2017 on, she plans to use the shorter version: Jenn Powers. She is currently immersed in her most significant creative project yet, a memoir that will appeal to a variety of women and sub-genres to include personal transformation, travel, victimization, women's empowerment, and ways to deal with hardship, emotional toil, and setbacks.
She has written in the genre of psychological thrillers, dramas, and dark romance. Her work has been called gripping, captivating, emotional, thought-provoking, and raw. Her literary credits include short fiction published or forthcoming in a number of literary journals, including The Pinch Journal, Jabberwock Review,The MacGuffin, Folio, Hawai'i Pacific Review, Diverse Voices Quarterly, The Oddville Press (London), and Grasslimb, among others.
Her work has been anthologized in Veils, Halos, and Shackles, an international book of poetry by Kasva Press (April 2016), about incidents of rape and women's oppression. Her short story "Saturday Nights in Winter" was a finalist for the 2015 Scribes Valley Short Story Contest based in Tennessee, which was published in a short story collection called Slow the Pace with Scribes Valley Publishing.
AN ADVENTUROUS WRITER & PHOTOGRAPHER
Jenn believes artists should watch out for dream-killers. She says it’s important to focus on the word possible since anything is possible. It's important to keep at it no matter what happens and to follow your own path despite opposition or what others may think. As E.E. Cummings said, “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
Furthermore, Jenn completed an epic 8,000 mile solo journey in May and June of 2015. She has so much to tell. Stay tuned for many of her hundreds of photographs from this trip, which was part odyssey, part journey, part necessity.
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