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Jennifer Forrester

Jennifer Elise Foerster is an alumna of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), received her MFA from the Vermont College of the Fine Arts, and is completing a PhD at the University of Denver. She is the recipient of a 2017 NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Writing Residency Fellowship, and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford. A member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, she is the author of two books of poetry, Leaving Tulsa and Bright Raft in the Afterweather. She co-directs an arts mentorship program for Mvskoke youth and teaches at the IAIA MFA Low-Residency Program.

My poetry