Jefferson Navicky was born in Chicago and grew up in Southeastern Ohio. He earned a B.A. in English Literature from Denison University, and an M.F.A. in writing and poetics from Naropa University. He is the archivist for the Maine Women Writers Collection and teaches English at Southern Maine Community College. While working for the Authors League Fund from 2005-2007, he was the archivist for the Djuna Barnes literary estate. Jefferson’s work has received several acknowledgments and awards, including a Good Idea Grant from the Maine Arts Commission and a Maine Literary Award in Drama. Jefferson has held residencies at the I-Park Foundation, Stonington Opera House, St. Luke's Cathedral, and Hewnoaks. He is a former member of the editorial board of The Cafe Review, and is a long-time Poetry Out Loud judge at Yarmouth High School. Jefferson lives in Freeport, Maine with his wife and their dogs.

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