Construction Literary Magazine

Fall 2020

Jeanette Beebe

Jeanette Beebe is a poet, journalist, and dual-genre MFA candidate (Poetry and Creative Nonfiction) at VCFA. Her reporting has been featured in Scientific American and The Daily Beast and is regularly broadcast on NPR affiliate in Philadelphia, WHYY. Her poem "How A Mirror Is Made" was nominated for the 2018 Best New Poets anthology, and her poem "A Color a Man Can't Be—Or, How to Cover Up" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her poem "Given Up" was a semi-finalist for the Crab Creek Review's Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in Crab Fat, Crab Creek Review, Heavy Feather Review, Nat Brut, Rogue Agent, Tinderbox, and Tipton Poetry Journal, and are forthcoming from Dialogist. An Iowa native based in New Jersey, she holds an A.B. from Princeton, where she was lucky enough to write a poetry thesis advised by Tracy K. Smith. Stop by and say hi on Twitter (@JeanetteBeebe) or visit