Construction Literary Magazine

Fall 2019

Jen Karetnick

Jen Karetnick is the author of nine poetry collections, including The Burning Where Breath Used to Be (David Robert Books, August 2020); The Crossing Over (Split Rock Press, 2019), the winner of the 2018 Split Rock Review Chapbook Competition; and the The Treasures That Prevail (Whitepoint Press, September 2016), finalist for the 2017 Poetry Society of Virginia Book Prize. Her work has appeared widely or is forthcoming in publications including Michigan Quarterly Review, The Missouri Review, North American Review, Prairie Schooner, River Styx, Salamander, Tampa Review, and Verse Daily. She is co-founder/co-editor of the daily online literary journal, SWWIM Every Day (@SWWIMmiami). Jen received an MFA in poetry from University of California, Irvine, and an MFA in fiction from University of Miami. She works as the dining critic for MIAMI Magazine and as a freelance lifestyle journalist. She is also the author of four cookbooks and four guidebooks. Find her on Twitter @Kavetchnik and Instagram @JenKaretnick, or see