A writer’s page

A creative writer and OER Librarian, Jennifer Jordan is an assistant professor from New Mexico who writes and publishes creative and scholarly work.

Her memoir essays have appeared in journals including Creative NonfictionAscent (this essay was nominated for a Pushcart Prize), and a story she worked on appeared on NPR’s This American LifeShe is working on her first book, a memoir. Jennifer also writes poems, one of which was recently nominated for a Pushcart.

Down below, you will find Jennifer’s blog where she writes about her creative and research process. She dislikes using third person point of view, but she wrote this intro in third person to sound more legit. Jennifer works at the University of New Mexico and is an alum of UNM’s Creative Writing MFA program.

Latest blog posts

  • Open Resources, Blended Learning Environments, and Ch-ch-changes

    Open Resources, Blended Learning Environments, and Ch-ch-changes

    OER materials make me incredibly happy–free educational materials that you can use, re-use, remix, and re-distribute? I love so many things about Open Source materials, which is one reason why … Continue reading Open Resources, Blended Learning Environments, and Ch-ch-changes Read more

  • On Knowing Generous Readers

    On Knowing Generous Readers

    My most helpful poem reader, Dana Salvador, crossed out all the to-be verbs from the first batch of poems I sent to my writing group, ever. She didn’t judge me. … Continue reading On Knowing Generous Readers Read more

  • Open-Ed for the Long Haul

    Open-Ed for the Long Haul

    This upcoming week, I am meeting with my college’s Distance Learning department to develop a revision plan for our composition courses’ Open Educational Resource to fix some technical issues. Not … Continue reading Open-Ed for the Long Haul Read more

  • Writing a Query Letter

    Writing a Query Letter

    When I was a kid, I thought my mother ruled the planet, so much so that I believed her thoughts and feelings were more important than my own. This pull … Continue reading Writing a Query Letter Read more

  • #amquerying Life in Flight

    #amquerying Life in Flight

    Both my kids are in school full-time this week, and I am finally able to devote some time to my writing. Today, I am working on two writing goals: 1) … Continue reading #amquerying Life in Flight Read more

  • Revising One Story Several Ways

    Revising One Story Several Ways

    My revision process is messy because I often start writing from inspiration, and then I keep going. When I write from an inspired phrase or image, I come up with … Continue reading Revising One Story Several Ways Read more