Jennifer Case grew up along the river valleys of Minnesota, in a family that took weekend backpacking trips on the Superior Hiking Trail. The North Shore’s red rock, pine, and lichen have continued to resonate with her even after moving to Nebraska, upstate New York, and Arkansas.
Jennifer’s writing explores issues related to place, environment, home, family, and motherhood. Her work has appeared in journals such as Orion, ISLE, Zone 3, Poet Lore, and North American Review. She is the recipient of a Bread Loaf Bakeless Scholarship and Stone Canoe‘s 2014 Allen and Nirelle Galson Prize in Fiction. Her first book, a memoir, was published by the University of New Mexico Press in 2018.
Jennifer earned a master’s degree in poetry from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Ph.D. in creative writing from Binghamton University. She teaches creative writing at the University of Central Arkansas, serves as an assistant nonfiction editor at Terrain.org, and is the supervising editor of Arkana. She lives in central Arkansas with her family.