About Jackie Craven

Born into a family of artists, Jackie turns colors into words.

Painting of a Gardener

Jackie Craven writes poetry and prose inspired by art and steeped in magical realism. She's the author of the poetry collection, SECRET FORMULAS & TECHNIQUES OF THE MASTERS (Brick Road Poetry Press), and two chapbooks, CYBORG SISTER (Headmistress Press) and the award-winning OUR LIVES BECAME UNMANAGEABLE (Omnidawn). Her poetry appears in literary journals such as AGNI, The Massachusetts Review, New Ohio Review, Pleiades, and Ploughshares.

Writing Samples

Read poems and browse an index of Jackie's print & online publications.


Writer's Mic

Once a month, Jackie hosts an online open mic for poetry and short prose. Join the WritersMic Facebook Group to view videos and find out about upcoming events.



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