Ohio Northern University professor of English awarded fellowship
Jennifer Moore, assistant professor in the Department of English at Ohio Northern University, has been awarded a fellowship by the Jentel Artist Residency Program. 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.
Moore will be among the award recipients focusing on their own creative projects at this working retreat for artists and writers. A panel of arts and literary professionals reviews samples of artwork and manuscripts before making final recommendations for residency awards.
Moore is the author of “The Veronica Maneuver” (forthcoming, 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 Bachelor of Arts in English from Mercyhurst University, a Masters of Arts 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. At ONU, Moore teaches courses in creative writing, literature and composition; coordinates the department’s reading series; and advises the undergraduate literary magazine, “Polaris.”
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 any artist in whatever media, protected time from the day-to-day necessities of living to examine and reflect upon work and the creative process is essential as a catalyst for artistic development. For more information, visit www.jentelarts.org.