JR Tappenden is the founding editor of Architrave Press. She earned an MFA in poetry from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she also served as the university’s first Poet Laureate. Her poems have appeared in The Baltimore Review, Flyway, Compose and elsewhere. She is poetry editor for december magazine, an organizer of both the St. Louis Small Press Expo, as well as an all-out-fool for gears, lead type and thick paper. Her chapbook, “Independent City,” is now out from Wells College Press where she was a visiting writer in October 2016.
News and Reviews:
3rd annual St. Louis Small Press Expo breaks from white patriarchal norms (St. Louis Public Radio)
Wells College Press 2016 Chapbook Contest Winner (Wells Book Arts Center)
Jennifer Tappenden: 2013 Riverfront Times MasterMind Award Winner (Riverfront Times)