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Jena Kirkpatrick, Poet for Hire, is Editor of the poetry anthology, Writing for Positive Change, for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Texas. She is Co-Editor of the diverse-city Youth Anthology for the Austin International Poetry Festival. Jena is a poetry instructor for Badgerdog Literary Publishing through the Friends of Austin Public Libraries and in Boys and Girls Club locations... more

Jena Kirkpatrick, Poet for Hire, is Editor of the poetry anthology, Writing for Positive Change, for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Texas. She is Co-Editor of the diverse-city Youth Anthology for the Austin International Poetry Festival. Jena is a poetry instructor for Badgerdog Literary Publishing through the Friends of Austin Public Libraries and in Boys and Girls Club locations throughout central Texas. Jena tours nationally, opening for musicians and leading creative writing workshops as a member of the Trio of Poets who just released their first self-titled CD. Jena writes Poems on the Spot on her antique typewriter at local farmers markets and events. Jena was recently a featured artist in Poets and Writers Magazine and The Austin American Statesman. She writes poems for clients worldwide. Over the last two decades, Jena has self-published seven books; co-written, directed and produced three multi-media performance art shows, competed in two National Poetry Slam competitions and released her first poetry and music compellation CD, Dangerous Snakes. Her performance art show, Urban Myths was performed summer 2012 at the Hollywood, New York and Amsterdam Fringe Festivals. Any weekend it’s warm here in Texas Jena can be found surfing behind a speedboat on Canyon Lake. She is the proud mother of poet, musician and George Washington University freshman, Lila.

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