Jeannie Vanasco

    writer, teacher, sometimes collagist

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I’ve cleaned motel rooms, helped manage a citizen journalism project based in Sudan, waitressed the night-shift, taught creative writing and Old English literature, volunteered at a carousel museum, and ghostwritten for a French philosopher. Most recently I’m a recipient of the Amy Award from Poets & Writers magazine. I live in Brooklyn with my boyfriend Chris and our cats, Flannery and Bishop. I’m writing a book of nonfiction involving a necronym, psychosis, and an artificial eye. An excerpted version is forthcoming in the Believer.


Diabolical birdhouses, erasure, the Pythagorean Principle of Harmony, Emily Dickinson, etc

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Little Star Journal

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Prairie Schooner

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The New York Times Book Review

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Times Literary Supplement

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Tin House

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The New Yorker

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The Coffin Factory

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I teach undergraduates at Hunter College. I also have taught at Harlem Children’s Zone and New York University.


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