- Jennifer Horne
- I’m a writer, editor, and teacher, and I enjoy connecting with readers and other writers. On November 1, 2017, I was commissioned Alabama's Poet Laureate, for a four-year term. I grew up in Arkansas and have lived for many years in Alabama, although I’ve also lived abroad, in England and Romania, and have traveled extensively in Ireland and Greece. I’ve written two collections of poems, "Little Wanderer" (2016) a collection of road and travel poems, and "Bottle Tree" (2010), which focuses on my experiences as a southern woman. I’ve also written "Tell the World You’re a Wildflower," a collection of loosely interwoven short stories in the voices of southern women and girls. I love to put together collections as well, and I edited "Working the Dirt: An Anthology of Southern Poets," and co-edited, with Wendy Reed, "All Out of Faith: Southern Women on Spirituality," and "Circling Faith: Southern Women on Spirituality," as well as "Belles’ Letters II: Contemporary Fiction by Alabama Women," co-edited with Don Noble. I’m currently working on a memoir-influenced book about Scott and Zelda biographer Sara Mayfield as well as a new collection of short stories.
Audio and Video
Jennifer Horne reads "Chinese Women Gathering Pecans in Tuscaloosa, Alabama," Poet Laureate Commissioning Ceremony, Nov. 1, 2017.
WSFA News story on Poet Laureate Commissioning Ceremony, Nov. 1, 2017
Becoming Alabama Poet Laureate: Alabama Public Radio
CSPAN Cities Tour/Book TV Interview
Talking About "Circling Faith"
Literary Artist Award Ceremony, 2015
Jennifer Horne discusses "Tell the World You're a Wildflower"
Mary Gauthier sings "Real," based on "Tell the World You're a Wildflower"
Alabama Arts Radio Interview