Jackpot, by Jeanne Morel

Jackpot, by Jeanne Morel

Bottlecap Press
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Poetry, chapbook, 29 pages, from Bottlecap Press.

"Probing the thin veil of supposed reality, this collection of poems covers the earth, turns its eye on the Columbia Gorge, then swiftly travels to Kompong Cham. “Birthday Parties are Pluperfect” exclaims one of her titles, then the poem asks, “Why did the balloon float over the fence.” Morel explores the gap between words and meaning, the irony of attaching to any prevailing narrative. Everything in this collection escapes its boundaries, establishes a narrative then moves to the next bright revelation."

-Dion O’Reilly, author of Ghost Dogs

Jeanne Morel’s first chapbook That Crossing Is Not Automatic was published by Tarpaulin Sky Press. She holds an MFA from Pacific University and has been nominated for a Pushcart in both poetry and fiction. Jeanne has taught poetry workshops in arts organizations, retirement centers, and prisons. Currently, she teaches at Seattle Central and Bellevue College, where she is a senior editor for Belletrist. She lives in Seattle and is a gallery guide at the Frye Art Museum.