Jennifer Spector is an American writer from New York City, living and working in Panama since 1998. Her work embraces the poetics of place and language in dialogue with the natural world. Her projects have led her to working with remote communities throughout Panama, most recently in the provinces of Darién and Veraguas. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Fulcrum, Alterity: Being Drawn, Shearsman, Reliquiae: A Journal of Contemporary and Historical Responses to Landscape & Nature, La Vague, Tzak: A Journal of Translational Poetics, Molly Bloom, Litmus Magazine, and in the chapbooks Nature and Sentience, and in Suelo (vol.1). As local correspondent for PSi #21: Fluid States Interoceanic, Jennifer’s photo essays were published on the conference “ship’s log.”
Currently, she is developing a site–responsive writing collaboration with visual artists, exploring an interchange of art practice and poiesis in response to place to be held on Gobernadora Island in the Gulf of Montijo, Veraguas.
Jennifer attended Bennington College where she earned her B.A. in Literature and holds an M.A. in Literature from the City College of New York. She has been the recipient of a Academy of American Poets Prize and a Summer Literary Seminars fellowship, and has held residencies at Investigación Colectiva, and at Suelo – Estudio Nuboso’s arts and human ecology exchange.
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