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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.


Feb 11, 2023 - 6-7:30 pm

Maze Books - Read Between the Wines

Join Jenna and other area poets and writers for a reading on the subject of love and relationships. Visit for more info.

Feb 8, 2023 - 5:30pm

Poetry Out Loud! - Jefferson HS

Jenna will join students at Jefferson High School in Rockford at their Poetry Out Loud! event to discuss the power of poetry and writing in our lives.


April 15, 2023
Maze Books - Worst Poetry EVER

Jenna will serve as judge at Maze Books's "Worst Poetry" Contest. Join us at beautiful Veteran's Memorial Hall in Rockford for some really bad poetry!

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