Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

Jeanne Marie Beaumont

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Office Location

Stonecoast MFA Office: 98 Bedford Street, Portland, ME 04103


Stonecoast MFA Office: 207-780-4423


Jeanne Marie Beaumont is a Philadelphia area native who moved to New York City in 1983. She earned an MFA in Writing from Columbia University. Her most recent book is Burning of the Three Fires (BOA Editions, 2010). Her first book, Placebo Effects, selected by William Matthews as a National Poetry Series winner, was published by W.W. Norton in 1997. Her second, Curious Conduct, was published by BOA Editions in 2004. Her fourth book of poetry, Letters from Limbo, will be published by CavanKerry Press in 2016. With Claudia Carlson, she co-edited the anthology The Poets’ Grimm: 20th Century Poems from Grimm Fairy Tales (Story Line, 2003). Her poems have been included in over thirty anthologies and textbooks, including Good Poems for Hard Times, The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror 20th Annual Collection, Poetry Daily: 366 Poems from the World's Most Popular Poetry Website, and The Norton Introduction to Literature, 9th ed.Journals in which her work has appeared include Boston Review, Court Green, Harper's, Harvard Review, Manhattan Review, The Nation, New Letters, Ploughshares, and World Literature Today, among many others. Her poem “Afraid So” was made into a short film by filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt and has been screened at the Museum of Modern Art and numerous galleries and film festivals since 2006, garnering several awards. From 1992 to 2000, she was a co-editor of American Letters & Commentary. She has taught at Rutgers University and at The Frost Place, where she served as director for the Frost Place Advanced Seminar. She is currently an instructor at the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y in New York City.

Recent Publications

Selected Publications:

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)