Jenny's research and publications have focused on the poetry of Lorine Niedecker. She has edited Niedecker's poems -
(Berkeley: Listening Chamber, 2003),
Lorine Niedecker: Collected Works
(Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002), and
Harpsichord and Salt Fish
(Durham, UK: Pig Press, 1991) - and her letters -
Niedecker and the Correspondence with Zukofsky 1931-1970
(New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993). She has also edited a collection of essays,
Lorine Niedecker: Woman and Poet
(Orono, ME: National Poetry Foundation, University of Maine, 1996).
Poetry and poetics, textual scholarship, print culture, modernism, post-war literary history, post-colonial literature of Africa.
Most Recent Articles:
"Embodying Objectivism: Lorine Niedecker and Lisa Robertson."
After Objectivism: Reconfiguring 21st-Century Poetry & Poetics
Eds. W. Scott Howard and Broc Rossell. Forthcoming 2016.
"The Very Variants: A Few Revisions to Lorine Niedecker's
(May 2013). Web.
"Writing Lake Superior."
Radical Vernacular: Lorine Niedecker and the Poetics of Place
. Ed. Elizabeth Willis. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2008. 61-79. Print.
Several projects are on the go: an edition of essays by Kenneth Cox for Flood Editions in Chicago (forthcoming 2015), an edition of selected letters by Lorine Niedecker, a book about the small press movement in the UK during the 1960s and 1970s with particular attention to Fulcrum Press, and a book on Lorine Niedecker and Lake Superior.
Jenny enjoys teaching the introductory poetry course. She has also taught courses on literature in translation, non-western influences on modernist writing, Japanese literature, American poets such as Dickinson, Whitman, Stein, Moore, H.D., and others, and on contemporary Canadian poets.
Jenny is a former editor of
The Capilano Review
), board chair of the Capilano Review Contemporary Arts Society, and founding editor of CUE Books.