About Jackie Craven author of Secret Formulas & Techniques of the Masters
Jackie Craven combines a career in journalism with whimsical and often surreal writings for literary publications. Her chapbook, Our Lives Became Unmanageable (Omnidawn, 2016), won the publisher’s Fabulist Fiction Award. Her poems have appeared in Columbia Poetry Review, New Ohio Review, Nimrod, River Styx, Salamander, Spillway, Water~Stone Review, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and elsewhere. Secret Formulas & Techniques of the Masters (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2018) is her debut poetry collection. In her other lives, Jackie has worked as a travel writer, old-house rehabber, college instructor, architecture columnist, and author of books on interior design. She writes at a cluttered desk beneath her mother’s painting of a juggler, a monkey, and a chaise lounge drifting in midair. Visit her at JackieCraven.com.