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 chapbooks, Life in Captivity and Sounding are available from Finishing Line Press. Her work has been anthologized in Birchsong (Blue Line Press, 2012), A Moment of Change (Aqueduct Press, 2012), and Arachne Press’ The Other Side of Sleep. Her songs have been recorded on several labels.
Jennifer’s first full collection With Paper for Feet is published by us.