Jennifer A. McGowan lives in Oxford. Despite being certified as disabled with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome at age 16, she became a semi-professional mime and performed in five countries till the disability became too much. More recently she has worked as researcher, editor, and writer for a UK company in “devil’s advocacy”. She has taught both under- and postgraduates at several universities, in subjects as varied as English, history, and heritage studies. Her poems have appeared in many literary journals on both sides of the Atlantic, including The Connecticut Review, Gargoyle, Storm Cellar, Envoi, Acumen, and Agenda (which also featured her mediaeval calligraphy and illumination); her first chapbook, Life in Captivity, is also available from Finishing Line Press. Her work has also been anthologized in Birchsong (Blue Line Press, 2012), A Moment of Change (Aqueduct Press, 2012), and songs she has written have been recorded on several labels.A chapbook Sounding is forthcoming (Finishing Line Press, 2011). Contact the author and purchase her work through her website.
Jennifer describes her poem for The Other Side of Sleep, Troy: Seven Voices as revisionist mythology.