Jeanette Powers

artist: performance. poetry. visual. publishing. more.


Current projects include:

Prayers for the Modern Atheist

     a non-fiction novel in the spirit of Thoreau and Dillard, in a series of essays on exploration of the land and the mind.


     a book of personal poems focusing on characters from biblical stories, myths, faerie tales, Aesop's fables and some more surprising personifications.

Perfectly Good Muses: the Collected Apologies of Jeanette Powers

     a book of love poems where each muse is given a poem and an apology.

Don't Lose Your Head

     a book of intensely personal poems told in the third person singular

Expedition In: The Missouri River

      a two week expedition of artists from St Joseph to Jefferson City on the Missouri River with pop-up art shows 

I do many things, but first among them are:

Program Coordinator of the generative performance art venue: Arts Bar in KCMO

Creative Editor for 39 West Press where my focus is generating multi-media poetry books, like this one by internationally known print maker, Hugh Merrill.

Creative Editor for Spartan Press where I worked with Jason Ryberg to produce the POP Poetry: #12poetsin12months Series in 2015 and 2016. Jason continues the project,  publishing 13 poets in 2017, with me in an auxiliary role.

My latest book of poems TINY CHASM, is available for purchase here

Pick up my book of micropoems, NOVEL CLICHE: aphorisms, here.