Jennifer Atkinson (M.F.A., University of Iowa, 1984) is the author of two collections
of poetry: The Dogwood Tree, and The Drowned City. She is the winner of the
University of Alabama Poetry Prize for her first book and of the Samuel French Morse
Prize for her second book, Atkinson has taught in the M.F.A. programs at Washington
University in St. Louis and at George Mason University.