Jen Rouse is the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, IA. Her poems have appeared in Hot Tin Roof, Poetry, Poet Lore, MadHatLit, Pretty Owl, The Tishman Review, and elsewhere. Her play, “For the Care and Control of the Insane,” was published by Masque & Spectacle and performed in the Underground New Play Festival at Theatre Cedar Rapids. It is also part of a longer work–Conjure: A Cycle in Three Parts–appearing in SPT Theatre Co.’s New Play Incubator Series (August 2017). Rouse was named a finalist in the Charlotte Mew Poetry Chapbook contest. Her chapbook, Acid and Tender, was published by Headmistress Press (December 2016).

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