Jonterri Gadson

Herbert W. Martin Post-Graduate Fellow in Creative Writing
Post-doctoral Fellow
College of Arts and Sciences: English

Profile

Jonterri Gadson is Debra's daughter. A Cave Canem fellow, she is a recent graduate of the University of Virginia’s Creative Writing MFA program and the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop. Her poetry has appeared in The Rumpus, Tidal Basin Review, Muzzle, and other journals. She recently served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, before being selected as the Herbert W. Martin Post-Graduate Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Dayton. She now lives and writes in Ohio.

Degrees

  • M.F.A. Creative Writing (Poetry), University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 2011
  • B.A., English, Florida International University, Miami, FL, 2008

Professional Activities

  • Cave Canem Fellow
  • Member, Association of Writers & Writing Programs (August 2009-present)

Selected Publications

Chapbook

Pepper Girl. Poems. YesYes Books (2012)

Poetry

"Mercy," "All Apologies," Callaloo (forthcoming)
"Blues Triumphant," Anti- (forthcoming)
"An Appeal," "A Body’s Winter," The Collagist (September 2012)
"Cousins," The Rumpus (April 3, 2012)
"Advice," Cell Poems
"To Women Waiting at the Gynecologist," ThethePoetry. Featured Poet, Week of October 9, 2011
"When a Boy Kisses Your Son," Best of the First Year Print Issue, Muzzle Magazine (Summer 2011)

Recent Readings

The Big Big Mess Reading Series. Poetry. Akron, OH (October 2012)
Dollhouse Reading Series. Poetry. Chicago, IL (October 2012)
Pepper Girl Launch Party/Reading. Poetry. Cave Canem, Brooklyn, NY (September 2012)
Callaloo Selected Participant Reading. Brown University, Providence, RI (June 2012)
Dollhouse Reading Series. Poetry. Chicago, IL (March 2012)
Black Don’t Crack Poetry Reading. AWP Offsite. Chicago, IL. (March 2012)
Cave Canem Reading, AWP. Poetry. Chicago, IL. (February 29, 2012)
Drake Writers & Critics Featured Reader. Des Moines, IA. (January 2012)