TO CONTACT: Please email me at jenniferbullis (at) comcast (dot) net. On Twitter@BullisJennifer and Post@JenniferBullis.

Jennifer Bullis is the author of the chapbook Impossible Lessons (MoonPath Press, 2013). Her poems appear in Verse Daily, Water~Stone Review, Cave Wall, Under a Warm Green Linden, Terrain, Bellingham Review, and Cherry Tree. She is recipient of an Artsmith Residency Fellowship, an honorable mention in the Gulf Coast Prize for Nonfiction, and nominations for two Pushcart Prizes and a Best New Poets award. Her full-length manuscripts have been finalists for the  Brittingham and Felix Pollak Prize and the Moon City Poetry Award.  Originally from Reno, Nevada, she earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Davis. She lives in Bellingham, Washington, where she taught composition and literature at Whatcom Community College for 14 years. Currently she is librettist for Honey Sweet We Sing for You, a cantata by Aaron Grad reimagining the mythical Sirens, commissioned by Early Music Seattle and Burning River Baroque of Cleveland.

Cave Wall  ~  Cherry Tree  ~  EcoTheo Review  ~  Floating Bridge Review  ~ For the Love of Orcas (Eds. Andrew Shattuck McBride and Jill McCabe Johnson, Trail to Table Press, 2019)  ~   Illuminations: An International Magazine of Contemporary Writing  ~  Iron Horse Literary Review  ~  Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion  ~  Lake Effect ~ Moon City Review  ~  Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse (Lost Horse Press, 2017)  ~  Natural Bridge  ~  Noisy Water: Poetry from Whatcom County, Washington (Ed. Luther Allen, Other Mind Press, 2015)  ~  WA 129: Poets of Washington (Ed. Tod Marshal, Sage Hill Press, 2017)  ~  Water~Stone Review


Bellingham Review
Cascadia Review
Cider Press Review,
Vol. 18.1
, 18.3, 18.4, 21.1, 21.2
EcoTheo Review
Menacing Hedge
Muse /A Journal: “Amanda Bubble Pines for a God to Call Her Own” nominated for a Pushcart Prize)
Poetry Northwest “Directions to Pt. Rupture” (winner of The Pitch contest)
Tahoma Literary Review
Tinderbox Poetry Journal
Under a Warm Green Linden Issue 2, Issue 4, Issue 6, Broadside Print
Verse Daily
June 15th, 2020

Gulf Coast
“Feathers” (honorable mention in Gulf Coast Prize for Nonfiction)
Terrain, “Letter to America” guest editorial; Review of The Echoing Green

Nominations for 2021 Pushcart Prize and 2020 Best New Poets by Cave Wall for “Landscape with Unsettled Figures.”

Finalist, Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award for manuscript “The Woods Are the Night, the Woods Are a Gap in the Night,” 2019.

Artsmith Residency Fellowship (Poetry), Orcas Island, WA, Jan. 4-11, 2019.

Finalist, Brittingham and Felix Pollak Prizes, University of Wisconsin Press, for full-length poetry manuscript “The Tongue of Narcissus,” 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Nomination for 2018 Pushcart Prize by Muse/ A Journal for “Amanda Bubble Pines for a God to Call Her Own” (poem).

Finalist, Moon City Poetry Prize for full-length manuscript “Wild-Caught Gods,” 2017  (http://moon-city-press.com/poetry-contest/).

Finalist, Scotland Residency (Poetry), Baltic Writing Residencies, 2017.

Honorable Mention, 2017 Gulf Coast Prize for Nonfiction, selected by Diane Roberts, for essay “Feathers” (https://gulfcoastmag.org/online/winter/spring-2018/feathers/).

Semifinalist, Orison Press Prize for full-length manuscript “Wild-Caught Gods,” 2015 and 2016.

Mentee, AWP Writer to Writer Program, Spring 2015. Mentor: Allen Braden

Doug and Ann Johnson Scholarship, Writer Island weekend workshop, Artsmith, Orcas Island, WA, February 2015

Finalist, 2014 Floating Bridge Chapbook Award, for manuscript titled “Amanda Bubble Is Nearly on Fire”

Finalist, 2012 Snowbound Chapbook Award, Tupelo Press, for manuscript titled “Myths of Origin, Falling Away” (http://www.tupelopress.org/prizewinners2012.php)

Honorable Mention, Tupelo Press Poetry Project, Spring 2011 for poem titled “Year of the Rattle”

Winner, The Pitch Contest, Poetry Northwest, November 2011

Finalist, 2007 Snowbound Chapbook Award, Tupelo Press, for manuscript titled “About the Food Chain, and Other Pointed Questions for the Deity” (http://www.tupelopress.org/prizewinners2007.php)

Semi-Finalist, 2007 Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award, for manuscript “Post-”


B.A. Claremont McKenna College, 1988, History and Literature
M.A. University of California, Davis, 1990, English
Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 1995, English. Dissertation: “Wisely Armed:  Self and Satire in the Novels of Dawn Powell, Mary McCarthy, and Muriel Spark.” Director:  Sandra M. Gilbert

Whatcom Community College, Bellingham, WA (1995-2005, Tenure-Track and Tenured; 2006-2009, Adjunct)
Courses Taught: American Literature, Introduction to Literature, Introduction to Poetry, Writing about Literature, Reading and Writing Nature Poetry (Honors Seminar), First-Year English Composition, Intermediate Composition, Advanced Composition

University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, 1994-1995 (Adjunct)
First-Year English Composition

University of California, Davis, 1988-1993 (Graduate Fellow)
Basic Writing, First-Year English Composition, Writing about Literature

Exemplary Status Award (co-recipient), Washington State Community College Humanities Association, October 2005

Sabbatical Leave, Whatcom Community College Board of Trustees, Fall 2004

Puget Sound Energy Faculty Excellence Award, Whatcom Community College, 2003

Sabbatical Leave, Whatcom Community College Board of Trustees, Spring 2002

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