Jeanne Marie Beaumont grew up in the Philadelphia area and moved to New York City in 1983. She holds an MFA in Writing from Columbia University. Her first book, Placebo Effects, was selected by William Matthews as a winner in the National Poetry Series and published by W.W. Norton in 1997. In 2004, her second collection of poems, Curious Conduct, was published by BOA Editions, Ltd. Burning of the Three Fires is forthcoming from BOA Editions in fall of 2010. With Claudia Carlson, she co-edited the anthology The Poets’ Grimm: Twentieth Century Poems from Grimm Fairy Tales (Story Line Press, 2003). Her poems have appeared in more than two dozen anthologies and textbooks, including Good Poems for Hard Times, Poetry Daily: 366 Poems from the World’s Most Popular Poetry Website, The Norton Introduction to Literature, 9th ed., The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, Don't Leave Hungry: Fifty Years of Southern Poetry Review, When She Named Fire: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry by American WomenJournals in which her work has appeared include Boston Review, Colorado Review, Conduit, Court Green, Double Take, Harper’s, Manhattan Review, The Nation, New American Writing, Poetry, Volt, Witness, and World Literature Today, among many others. Her poem “Afraid So” was made into a short film by award-winning filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt: it has been screened at numerous international film festivals and on IFC. From 1992 to 2000, she was co-editor of the literary magazine American Letters & Commentary. She has taught at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, and at The Frost Place, where she is director for the Frost Place Advanced Seminar. She also teaches at the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y in New York City.
Burning of the Three Fires (BOA Editions, 2010)
Curious Conduct (BOA Editions, 2004)
Placebo Effects (W. W. Norton, 1997)
The Poets' Grimm: 20th Century Poems from Grimm Fairy Tales, coedited by Jeanne Marie Beaumont and Claudia Carlson (Story Line, 2003)