Jack Powers’ poems “Eleven” and “A Mother’s Tale” are appearing in The Tipton Review. His poem  “Philtrum Guards” will appear in the Winter 2018 issue of The Southern Review and “Provincetown 2010” will appear in the Winter 2018 issue of Passager. (Links to all online poems.) He will be the guest poet at Pope Francis High School on April 4 and will host Barlow’s Annual Poetry Day on April 19 with guest poet Diana Goetsch.

His poem “Roadside Diner: Fairfield, Maine ” was published in the Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks (University of Arkansas Press).  He couldn’t remember, Carry/Miscarry,The God of Stupidity” and The Poetry Teacher are online at Verse-Virtual. They first appeared in The Looking Glass, Startle Us Anew, The Southern Review and The Clackamas Review respectively. 

His poem “The Body” won the 2015 Connecticut River Review Poetry Contest and “Counting” won the 2012 Connecticut River Review Poetry Contest. His poem “Holy Shitballs!” was a finalist for the 2014 Rattle Poetry Contest and “Man on the Floor,” was a finalist for the 2013 Rattle Poetry Contest. He was the 2005 CCTE Connecticut Poet of thJPPhotoe Year and 2008 NEATE Poet of the Year.

He has published or has work forthcoming in 2River View, Barrow Street, Terminus, The Southern Review, The Southern Poetry Review, Rattle Winter 2014 Rattle Winter 2011 & Winter 2013, Poet Lore, The Cortland Review #42, #49 & #60, Inkwell, The Fiddleback, The New York Times, 14 Magazine, The Ledge, Stirring: A Literary Collection The Dos Passos Review, Theodate, SNReview Autumn 2008 & Winter/Spring 2011, Long River Run, Primal Parenting, The Naugatuck Review, San Pedro River Review, Startle Us Anew, Atlanta Review, Westchester Review, San Diego Poetry Annual, Chronogram and Connecticut River Review. (Click on each magazine in blue to link to the poem(s).

Jack Powers earned a BFA in Painting from Syracuse University and MFAs in Fiction and in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College.

He teaches writing, English, special education and math at Joel Barlow High School in Redding, CT. He is also co-director of Barlow’s Writing Center. Feel free to contact him at JPowers [at] region9ps [dot] org.