WINNER OF THE 2021 BLUE LIGHT BOOK AWARD
Jennifer Grant resides in Newberry, Florida. Dangerous Women is her second collection of poetry. Her first, Good Form, was published by Negative Capability Press (2017) and a tiny chapbook, Bronte Sisters and Beyond, through Zoetic Press (2018). Her chapbook Year of Convergence was included in Blue Lyra Press' Delphi Series Vol. IX (2020). Find out more at jenniferlynngrant.com.
"Jennifer Grant's Dangerous Women is a powerful and brilliant display of recreating history. What is most impressive is her ability to draw the reader into astounding lives that are of a different time and place, lives that are different from her own. She deftly engages the sensitivities of human relationships, depicting it with a mastery of style, imagery, and technique. This is a masterful book by a masterful poet, one that must be read."
- Sue Walker, Former Poet Laureate of Alabama and Publisher of Negative Capability Press
"With the opening lines from the first poem in her collection, Jennifer Grant draws us into the lives of fascinating women who left their mark on history by defying conventions about women's work. With lyricism, humor and surprise, Grant imagines her subjects beyond what few details historians have provided. Prospector, lighthouse keeper, spiritualist sisters, Union soldier, mountain climber, cyclist, firefighter - they speak to us from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Grant imprints us with each persona's grit and passion. Thanks to Grant's diligent research and deft writing, her dangerous women are getting the encores they deserve, and readers will cheer."
- Robbie Curry, published in Chicago Quarterly Review, Eastern Iowa Review, and Litbreak Magazine