Jeannine Hall Gailey

Jeannine Hall Gailey is the Poet Laureate of Redmond, Washington, and the author of three books of poetry. She Returns to the Floating World, published by Kitsune Books in 2011, was a finalist for the 2012 Eric Hoffer Montaigne Medal and a winner of a Florida Publishers Association Presidential Award for Poetry. Becoming the Villainess was published by Steel Toe Books in 2006. Her third book, Unexplained Fevers, was published by New Binary Press in 2013. She has a B.S. in Biology and an M.A. in English from the University of Cincinnati, as well as an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Pacific University. Her poems have been featured on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac and on Verse Daily; two were included in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. In 2007 she received a Washington State Artist Trust GAP Grant and in 2007 and 2011 a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize. She volunteers as an editorial consultant for Crab Creek Review, writes book reviews, and teaches at National University’s MFA Program.  Gailey was a  runner-up in the first biennial Phyllis L. Ennes Poetry Contest judged by Ellen Bass.