Jeanne Marie Beaumont

Jeanne Marie Beaumont is an American poet, author of three poetry collections, most recently, Burning of the Three Fires (BOA Editions, Ltd. 2010) and Curious Conduct (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2004). Her work has appeared in Boston Review, Barrow Street, Colorado Review, Court Green, Harper’s, Manhattan Review, The Nation, New American Writing, Poetry Northwest, Witness, and World Literature Today, and she has had poems featured on The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor. In 2006, San Francisco film-maker Jay Rosenblatt made a film based on her poem "Afraid So" as narrated by Garrison Keillor. The film has been shown at several major international film festivals, and included on a program of Rosenblatt's work screened at the Museum of Modern Art in October 2010. Beaumont was co-editor of American Letters & Commentary from 1992 to 2000. She grew up in the suburban Philadelphia area and moved to New York City in 1983. She earned her B.A. from Eastern College and an M.F.A. in Writing from Columbia University. She has taught at Rutgers University and regularly teaches at the 92nd Street Y.

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