Jennifer Richter's teaching and research interests include medical humanities, the prose poem, and the hybrid form. As Internship and Outreach Coordinator, she fosters on-campus and community partnerships and places current MFA and MA students in teaching, editing, research, and arts administration internships. Her second collection, No Acute Distress, was named a Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Editor's Selection and was released in March 2016. Richter's first book of poems, Threshold, has been a national bestseller and was named a 2011 Oregon Book Awards Finalist by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, The Missouri Review, and A Fierce Brightness: Twenty-five Years of Women’s Poetry. She received her BA from Indiana University and her MFA from Penn State. She was awarded a Wallace Stegner Fellowship and Jones Lectureship in Poetry by Stanford University, where she taught in the Creative Writing Program for four years.
No Acute Distress (2016)