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

  • A Good Day to Weep

    A Good Day to Weep

    I went through this period of time in my life, a little more than a year ago, where I would listen to ebooks on my headphones and cry while cleaning … Continue reading A Good Day to Weep Read more

  • Suffering Structure: My Struggle with Long Lines of Suspense

    Suffering Structure: My Struggle with Long Lines of Suspense

    Do you enjoy pain? You must. Investing so much time in a piece of writing–why work to the point that you start questioning yourself? Then you wonder not only if … Continue reading Suffering Structure: My Struggle with Long Lines of Suspense Read more

  • The Protagonist Is You

    The Protagonist Is You

    I don’t take pictures of myself often. If I do, it’s a selfie, and I do it while no one is watching, like this one: I mostly take pictures of … Continue reading The Protagonist Is You Read more

  • Writing Life (or Death) Post-MFA

    Writing Life (or Death) Post-MFA

    Eleven years ago, I graduated with my MFA in Creative Writing. I was pregnant with my first daughter, and while she was just a developing fetus, I remember interviewing my … Continue reading Writing Life (or Death) Post-MFA Read more

  • Screaming into Canyons, or Learning to Tweet

    Screaming into Canyons, or Learning to Tweet

    I joined Twitter three years ago thinking that somehow I could use the platform to market my nearly nonexistent writing career. I read it on a blog somewhere. And then … Continue reading Screaming into Canyons, or Learning to Tweet Read more

  • Re-seeing a Story

    Re-seeing a Story

    If you start describing your own personal experiences, something that’s only of interest to yourself, then you can’t express yourself, you cannot say, ultimately what you think about human beings. … Continue reading Re-seeing a Story Read more