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In Origin, Jennifer Hurley gathers together stories that illustrate how family, memories, and experiences shape who we are, recollections that come to life with detailed, unique imagery. The intimate narrative voice throughout encourages readers to connect in both personal and universal ways. The poet's ability to suggest meaning in even the smallest of moments prompts an intuitive, reflective reading experience.
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About the Author
Also, Jennifer recalls her family, from her mother and aunts to her grandparents, swimming in a sea of books, especially over summer break when a visit to the library generated the same excitement as stopping at a Dairy Queen.
Certainly this nurturing played a role in her desire to write. As early as age thirteen, when asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, Jennifer declared, "An author."
Like so many writers, Jennifer can't remember a time she didn't write; can't remember a time that she didn't appreciate the power of words. She remains amazed by how much a mere word can convey, like love or hate-acceptance or rejection.
She earned a B.S. in Education (Major: English) from Indiana University Bloomington and an M.A. in Liberal Studies (Concentration: English) from Valparaiso University. She pursued her interests in marketing while working in the business sector and has taught English at both the high school and college level. Currently, she works as the Media Specialist for Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Valparaiso, Indiana. Her poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in various literary publications, including The Cresset, Etchings, Flying Island, Plath Profiles (multiple issues), and Valparaiso Poetry Review (multiple issues), among others. In addition, one of her poems appeared in the print anthology, Best of Flying Island, 2014.
Table of ContentsGrandmother 1
The Farmer 3
Lions Apparently Not Enough to Keep Intruders Out 4
A Winter Remission 6
I Watched Him 8
5:15 AM 10
Backyard Reception 13
First Love 14
The Hunted 15
A Tender Age 16
Jack O' Lantern 18
Our Breakup 20
American Summer 21
Leaving the Bed 22