Chair, Creative Writing Emphasis
Jennifer Sinor has been at Utah State since August of 2000. A creative nonfiction writer, Jennifer teaches courses in craft as well as genre. Her most recent book is a collection of essays entitled Sky Songs: Meditations on Loving a Broken World. Like much of her work, these essays integrate research and personal experience while pushing the boundaries of form. Her other books include the memoir Ordinary Trauma, a series of linked flash nonfiction, and the collection Letters Like the Day: Reading Georgia O’Keeffe, essays that take inspiration from the letters of the American modernist painter. At Utah State, she teaches introductory and advanced creative nonfiction with classes that focus on the non-linear form, the braided essay, the flash form, and the long form. She also advises the Bull Pen, the department’s creative writing club, and chairs the undergraduate creative writing program.
Select Publications"Brief but True" The Writer's Chronicle, November 2020
"Cannibal," The Normal School, April 2020
"The Wanting Creature," Creative Nonfiction, Winter 2017