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Greetings! I’m a writer, editor, and teacher, and I enjoy connecting with readers and other writers. From 2017 to 2021, I served as Alabama's Poet Laureate. My latest book is a poetry chapbook, "Borrowed Light," and my current writing projects are a literary history in the form of narrative nonfiction based on the lives of the writer Sara Mayfield and her friends, a collection of poems about my late father, and a co-edited collection of essays about southern women, aging, and creativity. I call this blog and website "A Map of the World" because I think that, as writers, we each map the world through our own lives and imaginations. Welcome to my particular map! To get in touch, you can email me at forjenhorne@gmail.com or find me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/for.jen.horne where I post a Mid-Week Poetry Break every Wednesday.



  1. My older son, Aaron, graduated from St. Johns College, Annapolis in 1991 and was awarded a Watson Fellowship to spend a year (1991-92) at the Solidarity Gazeta in Warsaw. Enjoyed reading of your Bucharest year.

  2. Thanks so much, Alvin! Sorry I am just seeing this. I'm glad you enjoyed the post!


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