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

  • Publication: Share the Pain

    Publication: Share the Pain

    After more than a decade of revising and retooling, an essay I wrote will finally be published in a literary journal this winter. I wrote the first iteration of this … Continue reading Publication: Share the Pain Read more

  • Developing a Time of Writing Voice in Memoir

    Originally posted on BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog: By Jennifer Jordán Schaller Even though self-compassion is not my strongest trait, I was able to figure out how to characterize myself in… Read more

  • Ode to a Tree Trunk

    I have a poem up at Tiny Seed Literary Journal. It’s the first poem I’ve sent out in a while. I started writing this ode with my students 💜 during … Continue reading Ode to a Tree Trunk Read more

  • Jennifer Jordán Schaller interview with Gregory Martin

    Originally posted on BAD MOUTH / words & art & music: The next installment of the Bad Mouth Reading Series features a rockstar line-up of writers and music, featuring Cathy Strisik,… Read more

  • The Super! September! Sendout!

    The Super! September! Sendout!

    This September, I have a goal of submitting a few essays to at least twenty different publications. I really want to create writing and publishing momentum before I find myself … Continue reading The Super! September! Sendout! Read more

  • Interview with Mark Sundeen!

    Interview with Mark Sundeen!

    Originally posted on BAD MOUTH / words & art & music: Bad Mouth Interview with Mark Sundeen by Jennifer Schaller The next installment of the Bad Mouth Reading Series features a… Read more