Jennifer Phelps works as a professional editor, proofreader, and versatile writer in the Denver area.
She has worked as a full-time editor for over a decade and enjoys collaborating with a variety of MA/PhD students as well as authors of essays, short stories, and full-length manuscripts. She also proofreads several magazines at New Hope Media in Boulder, Colorado.
A Colorado native, Jennifer earned a BA in English from Colorado College in 1993 and taught in the Public School system in Colorado Springs for eight years. She transitioned from writing letters of recommendation for her students to reading them in application files as an Assistant Director of Admission for her alma mater in 2001.
Inspired by CC students, she left the Admission Office to pursue her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Writing and Poetics from the Jack Kerouac School at Naropa University. She graduated in 2009.
In addition to her love of poetry and literature, Jennifer has studied Jungian psychology since her early twenties and has worked with her own dreams for over 25 years. Interested in the space where Jung's psychology and poetry intersect, she has lectured on her graduate thesis, "Mysticpoetics: writing the alchemical self," for Jungian societies along the front range.
Quo Anima, co-edited with Elizabeth Robinson (The University of Akron Press, 2019).
"Mysticpoetics: Writing the alchemical self in Brenda Hillman's poetry" in September 2013 issue of Jacket2
Memory: a space between breaths (Shadow Mountain Press, 2013).
From "A Tao Poem" in 2012 issue of Fact-Simile
"Stepping In," was published in the anthology Fearless Nest (Lulu Press, 2010).
Bombay Gin 36:2 A book review of Brenda Hillman's Practical Water (2010)
"Turmeric" in Monkey Puzzle #6 (2009)
Canis Lupus on the Blog Humans for Wolves
"In the Balance" in October 2003 issue of the Colorado Springs Indy
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