2.9 (episode 62) featuring Jennifer Sperry Steinorth!

Jennifer Sperry Steinorth’s books include Her Read, A Graphic Poem (2021) and A Wake with Nine Shades (2019), a finalist for the Foreword Reviews Prize for Poetry, both from Texas Review Press. A poet, educator, interdisciplinary artist, and licensed builder, she has received grants from Vermont Studio Center, the Sewanee Writers Conference, Community of Writers, and the MFA for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Her recent work has appeared in Black Warrior Review, Cincinnati Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Missouri Review, Pleiades, Plume, Rhino, TriQuarterly and elsewhere. She is a lecturer at the University of Michigan and divides her time between Ann Arbor and Traverse City, Michigan.

About the reading:

Her Read, a Graphic Poem is an artifact of erasure at once poetry and visual art. In the tradition of reusing canvases, Steinorth appropriates a seminal text, The Meaning of Art by Herbert Read and with the liberal use of correction fluid, scalpel and embroidery floss, transforms the book from art criticism into feminist verse. Though the maternal body appears with frequency in Read’s illustrated text which spans from prehistory to the modern age, he includes zero female artists. Her Read, A Graphic Poem is an excavation of buried voices, a reclamation of bodies framed in gilt and an homage to those whose arts remain unsung.

Visit Jen’s website:

Here is the link to purchase the book:

Check out this book review:

And this recent interview!:

Jen’s reading!
Pages from HerRead

Rebecca at Bad Mouth

Sign up for the BAD MOUTH email list here:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s