Photo Credit Sean Patrick Cain 

Photo Credit Sean Patrick Cain 

WORKS & CONTACT

[RED MISSED ACHES] (Switchback, 2011)

 Red Missed Aches Read Missed Aches Red Mistakes Read Mistakes   was selected by Cathy Park Hong as the 2010 winner of Switchback Book's Gatewood Prize and published in 2011.

"Jennifer Tamayo's writing is cacophonous, rude, and stripped. She uses equal measures of English, Spanish, and Spanglish; she landmines her poetry with malapropisms so the music is startling and pleasingly discordant. [Red Missed Aches] feels defiantly unfinished, adhering to DIY feminist punk aesthetic so that it is more rough assemblage than bound book, a palimpsest that provocatively revises female sexuality and citizenship. Tamayo's debut collection is a daring and astonishing work that refuses borders."

--Cathy Park Hong 

POEMS ARE THE ONLY REAL BODIES (Bloof Books, 2013)

Published as part of Bloof Books 2013-2014 Chapbook Series

YOU DA ONE (2017, 2nd Edition, Noemi) (Coconut, 2014)

"... The “I” in this stunningly original collection is stripped of its singular subjectivity, screen shot into a “contiguous state” of her fluid worlds that compellingly, and luckily, Tamayo shares with us in ours."  

 --Ronaldo V. Wilson

RECENT ESSAYS

"When You Handle Poison" (MICE Magazine, 2016)

"28 LESSONS LEARNED FROM A YEAR OF ‘BEING UNREASONABLE’; FOR BROWN AND BLACK POETS & OUR CHOSEN FAMILIES" (Weird Sister, 2015)

ABOUT

Jennif(f)er Tamayo is a writer and performer. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago and her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Louisiana State University. She is the author of the collection of poems and art work, Red Missed Aches Read Missed Aches Red Mistakes Read Mistakes (Switchback, 2011) and the limited edition chapbook POEMS ARE THE ONLY REAL BODIES  (Bloof Books, 2013).  Her second full collection of poems and artwork is YOU DA ONE (Noemi 2017, Coconut 2014). From 2010-2015, JT has served as the Managing Editor for Futurepoem  an independent NYC press publishing contemporary poetry and prose. She is a Canto Mundo Fellow and a Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics EmergeNYC Fellow (2016.) She currently lives and works in Sacramento, California. 

contact: JENNIFERTM@GMAIL.COM