Photo by Doug Anderson © 2016

Photo by Doug Anderson © 2016

Jan Freeman is a poet and publisher. Her book of poems, Blue Structure, was recently published by Calypso Editions. Jan Freeman is author of Simon Says, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Hyena; and the chapbook Autumn Sequence. She is the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and other artist residencies. Her poems have appeared in many anthologies and journals, including Prairie Schooner, The Women's Review of Books, The Southern Review, Bloom, and the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day. She directs Paris Press, which she founded in 1995 to bring back into print Muriel Rukeyser's groundbreaking prose work The Life of Poetry. She lives in western Massachusetts and is at work on a new collection, About Face.

From The House Is Made of Poetry, "Poetry and Life, Poetry and Ruth" by Jan Freeman. The title essay about the life and work of Ruth Stone. To read, click here.

To view a call-and-response poetry reading by Jan Freeman with poems of Emily Dickinson read by Ellen Louise Hart, click here.

To hear the Ex Libris interview with Jan Freeman speaking about Muriel Rukeyser, click here.