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Jehanne Dubrow

Director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House and Associate 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 five poetry collections, including most recently The Arranged Marriage (UNMP, 2015), Red Army Red (Northwestern UP, 2012), and Stateside (Northwestern UP, 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, The New York Times Magazine, Copper Nickel, Prairie Schooner, as well as on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and American Life in Poetry. 

She has been a recipient of the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America, the 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

  • The Arranged Marriage. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press (2015).
  • 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:  Dots & Dashes.

Poetry collection:  Dinner with Kathleen Battle.

Book-length essay: throughsmoke.

Nonfiction book: “meditative close readings” on the writings of Philip Larkin.