Jen Fitzgerald

Jen Fitzgerald

Jen Fitzgerald is a poet, essayist, photographer, and a native New Yorker who received her MFA in Poetry at Lesley University and her BA in Writing at The College of Staten Island (CUNY).  Her essays, poetry, and photography have been featured in venues such as The Nation, PBS Newshour, Tin House, Boston Review, NER, Colorado Review among others.  Her first collection of poetry, The Art of Work, was published by Noemi Press (2016).

She has organized the literary community around issues of representation in publishing as Count Director for The VIDA Count.

She works to bring writing & literacy workshops to incarcerated youth and adults on Rikers Island and other jails/institutions around NYC.

So, yes, Fuck Florida. But also see Florida for exactly what it is right now: an articulation of masculine dominance through any and all outlets provided by the dominant culture. Florida wants to be something it believes it is not: powerful. It especially wants to be seen that way.

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