A graduate of the top-five MFA Program for Poets & Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Jenn Mar has written about the world of Egon Schiele, the poetics of ramen noodles, and the influence of South Africa's apartheid politics on storytelling. Her writing has appeared in numerous print and online publications including McSweeney's, Kenyon Review, Black Warrior Review, and Rumpus Blog on food, culture, and the arts.
In 2014 Jenn was made website proofreader with Rain Taxi Review of Books after a year as one of their contributing writers. Rain Taxi Review of Books is a print quarterly distributed in over 250 locations nation-wide, and features writing from nationally prominent writers including the late David Foster Wallace, Anthony Bourdain, and Ben Lerner.
Jenn was fiction editor for several years with Route Nine, publishing works by prominent writers and artists including Mira Bartok, Rachel B. Glaser, Andy Denzler, and Mia Pearlman. She taught writing at the University of Massachusetts for four years and currently doubles as website proofreader with Rain Taxi Review of Books and as managing writer and editor with Richenkine in Los Angeles.
Jenn is interested in art, culture, and books. She's working on a series of essays on the entanglement of food and place and also completing her novel. Follow her on twitter or listen to a podcast of her work.