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2nd Poet Laureate of Rockford, Illinois

In January, 2023, Jenna was sworn in as Rockford's 2nd Poet Laureate, succeeding Christine Swanberg. To connect with Jenna for readings or events in her role as Poet Laureate, please use the "Contact" form on this website, or reach out to the Rockford Area Arts Council at info [at] artsforeveryone [dot] com. See below for some of Jenna's upcoming events as Poet Laureate.


April 3, 2024

Rock Valley College Celebrates National Poetry Month

Join Jenna and poet and Rock Valley College English Professor Sarah Etlinger as they kick off National Poetry Month with readings and a Q and A. Estelle Black Library, Rock Valley College (time TBA).

April 12, 2024

Cafe RPL Presents: FORMS!

Join Jenna and a lineup of stellar local poets as they explore poetry's many forms for April's installment of Cafe RPL at the Nordlof Center. Quality caffeine provided by Rockford Roasting Company. FREE. 6:30pm. 


April 13, 2024

Poetry @ Maze Books

Jenna and other local poets will welcome a special guest to the Rockford area for this special night of poetry and community. FREE. (time TBD)

Check back for what's next!

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