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Moore receives fellowship

Jennifer Moore, assistant professor of creative writing, has been awarded a fellowship by the Jentel Artist Residency Program.

She will be among the award recipients focusing on their own creative projects at a working retreat for artists and writers. A panel of arts and literary professionals review samples of artwork and manuscripts before making final recommendations for residency awards.

Moore is the author of “The Veronica Maneuver,” to be published by The University of Akron Press, and “What the Spigot Said,” High5 Press. Her poems have appeared in “American Letters & Commentary,” “Best New Poets,”  “Columbia Poetry Review,” “Barrow Street” and elsewhere, and criticism and reviews have appeared in “Jacket2,” “Spoke Too Soon: A Journal of the Longer,” and “The Offending Adam.”

A native of the Seattle area, Moore holds a B.A. in English from Mercyhurst University, an M.A. in creative writing from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Ph.D. in creative writing from the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Jennifer is an assistant professor in the department of English at Ohio Northern University, where she teaches courses in creative writing, literature and composition, coordinates the department’s reading series and advises the undergraduate literary magazine, Polaris.

Jentel is located in a rural setting on a working cattle ranch in the Lower Piney Creek Valley approximately 20 miles southeast of Sheridan, Wyo. During the four week-long residency, Jentel provides communal spaces designated for research, recreation, and dining. Each artist and writer is offered a private comfortably furnished accommodation and a light airy workspace. Each resident receives a stipend to help defray living expenses during the program. Here artists and writers experience unfettered time to allow for thoughtful reflection and meditation on the creative process in a setting that preserves the agricultural and historical integrity of the land.

The Jentel Artist Residency Program offers a spectacularly beautiful place to peacefully work and achieve personal artistic goals in a remarkable environment. The program residents enjoy interaction with peers and the extended community. For more information, visit