Jensen Beach

Location Massachusetts & Stockholm, Sweden

About Me

I live in Massachusetts with my wife and kids, where I am an MFA candidate in Fiction at the Program for Poets and Writers at UMass, Amherst. I also teach English composition to nineteen year olds. My fiction has been published or soon will be in journals such as: Waccamaw, Keyhole, Avery Anthology, PANK, Hobart, Spork, elimae, Smokelong, Swink, Necessary Ficiton, Opium, Quick Fiction, Bullfight Review, Eyeshot, JMWW, The Lifted Brow, Best of the Web 2010 and others. I'm one of the webeds at Hobart.

Why do you write?

Because I like to sit around in my underpants.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Padgett Powell, Barry Hannah, Stanley Crawford, Joy Williams, Mary Robison, Amy Hempel, Nathanael West, Chris Bachelder, Noy Holland, Roy Kesey, William Saroyan, Flannery O'Connor, James Tate, Diane Williams, William Maxwell, Ray Carver, Brock Clarke, Benjamin Percy, Lucy Corin, Denis Johnson, I'll add more later.

Also, journals: Hobart, Monkeybicycle, Opium, Waccamaw, Quick Fiction, NOON, Pank, Tin House, Gargoyle, Ninth Letter, Keyhole, Avery, Mississippi Review, I'll add more later here too.

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David Erlewine – Sep 15, 2009

thanks so much, jensen, appreciate the kind words/encouragement about the good kids/bad endings - chapbook idea. Take care man, d

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