by George J. Dance

Jen Currin

Jen Currin. Courtesy LemonHound.

Jen Currin (born 1972) is an American-born Canadian poet.[1]


Currin was born and raised in Portland, Oregon.[2]

She earned a B.A. at Bard College, an M.F.A. at Arizona State University, and an M.A. at Simon Fraser University.[2]

She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she teaches writing and literature at Vancouver Community College, and creative writing at Kwantlen University and for Simon Fraser University’s Writer’s Studio.[2]


Her 2010 book The Inquisition Yours won the Audre Lorde Poetry Award, and was shortlisted for the 2011 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize (B.C. Book Prizes) and the Lambda Literary Award in Poetry.[2]


  • The Sleep of Four Cities. Vancouver: Anvil Press, 2005.
  • Hagiography. Toronto: Coach House, 2008.
  • The Inquisition Yours. Toronto: Coach House, 2010.
  • School. Toronto: Coach House, 2014.

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[3]

See also Edit


  1. Currin, Jen (1972-), Representative Poetry Online, University of Toronto,, Web, Nov. 19, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "About,", Web, Nov. 19, 2011.
  3. Search results = au:Jen Currin, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Inc. Web, Sep. 13, 2015.

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