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Jehanne Dubrow

Director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House and Assistant Professor of English
  • B.A., St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1997
  • M.F.A., University of Maryland, College Park 2003
  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2008
  • Creative Writing
  • Formal Poetry & Prosody
  • American Jewish Literature
  • Holocaust Studies
  • Graphic Narrative


Jehanne Dubrow is the author of four poetry collections, including most recently Red Army Red and Stateside (Northwestern University Press, 2012 and 2010).   Her poetry, creative nonfiction, and book reviews have appeared in journals such as Southern Review, The New Republic, Poetry, Ploughshares, The Hudson Review, The New England Review, West Branch, Gulf Coast, Blackbird, Copper Nickel, Prairie Schooner, as well as on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily

She has been a recipient of the 2012 Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America, the 2012 Towson University Prize for Literature, an Individual Artist’s Award from the Maryland State Arts Council, a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship and Howard Nemerov Poetry Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and a Sosland Foundation Fellowship from the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

The daughter of American diplomats, Jehanne Dubrow was born in Italy and grew up in Yugoslavia, Zaire, Poland, Belgium, Austria, and the United States.  She serves as the Director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House at Washington College.  

Press Releases & Links

Books & Chapbook

  • Red Army Red.  Evanston, IL:  TriQuarterly/Northwestern University Press (2012).
  • Stateside.  Evanston, IL:  TriQuarterly/Northwestern University Press (2010).
  • From the Fever-World.  Washington, DC:  Washington Writers’ Publishing House (2009).
  • The Hardship Post.  Burnsville, MN:  Three Candles Press (2009); reissued by Sundress Publications (Forthcoming 2013).
  • The Promised Bride.  Georgetown, KY:  Finishing Line Press (2007).

Selected Publications

American Life in Poetry, Barrow Street, Blackbird, Black Warrior Review, Cincinnati Review, Copper Nickel, Crazyhorse, The Florida Review, Gulf Coast, The Hudson Review, Measure, Mid American Review, New Orleans Review, The New England Review, The New Republic, Ninth Letter, Pleiades, Ploughshares, Poetry, Poetry Daily, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, Southwest Review, Third Coast, Verse Daily, West Branch.


Poetry collection:  The Arranged Marriage.

Poetry collection:  Stories of the Great Operas.

Poetry collection:  The Long Deployment.

Book of creative nonfiction: “meditative close readings” on the writings of Philip Larkin.