Jen Karetnick

Jen Karetnick

Lifestyle journalist, poet, author

I specialize in food/drink, travel, education, parenting, health/medicine, fitness, culture, arts/lit, home/garden, and Florida. Two MFAs; 16 books. The 500 Hidden Secrets of Miami forthcoming 9/17.

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THANK YOU, JUDGE JUDY by Jen Karetnick • Cleaver Magazine

THANK YOU, JUDGE JUDY by Jen Karetnick - Everything I needed to know about writing and teaching creative non-fiction was an oft-repeated truism that came directly from the Judge Judy's lips....

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PRAYER OF CONFESSION by Jen Karetnick reviewed by Amanda Hickok

PRAYER OF CONFESSION by Jen Karetnick :: Finishing Line Press, 28 pages reviewed by Amanda Hickok Jen Karetnick’s Prayer of Confession pulls the reader into an intimate, enclosed space—often either a private, domestic space or a suspended moment—that is alternately comforting and suffocating, at times a place of productivity and...

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NIGHT SWEATS by Jen Karetnick • Cleaver Magazine

NIGHT SWEATS by Jen Karetnick They rise upon you, flood you in the neighborhood of sleep where once-solid canyons of breasts, hips, knees, parched from breath, west of age, have slipped, begun to crack. It’s not that there’s a lack of cool breezes or even air conditioning; matter of fact,...

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Bios: Issue 2 • Cleaver Magazine

Contributors’ Bios issue 2 Sarah Andrew (“The Law of Constant Angles“, illustrator) is a recent graduate of the MFA program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where she worked as a teaching assistant in The Publishing Laboratory. Her portfolio-in-progress can be viewed here. R. C. Barajas (“You Were Going to...

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Cleaver Magazine :: cutting-edge words • Issue 2

Cleaver Magazine's Issue No. 7. Featuring fiction poetry flash essays art by established and emerging writers and artists. Thwack!...

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Issue 8 • Cleaver Magazine

Cleaver Magazine Issue No. 8: Art! Graphic Narrative! Fiction! Poetry! Flash! Essays! ::: Cutting Edge!...

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Cleaver Magazine :: cutting-edge words • Issue 3

Cleaver Magazine's Issue No. 3. Featuring fiction poetry flash essays art by established and emerging writers and artists. Thwack!...

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Craft Essays • Cleaver Magazine

Craft Essays   … chop! chop! read more!...

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Bios: Issue 1 • Cleaver Magazine

Flash Ann de Forest (“Closing the Curtains“) Ann’s short stories have been published in The Journal, Hotel Amerika, Timber Creek Review, and PIF as well as performed onstage at InterAct Theatre’s “Writing Aloud” series. As a journalist and design critic, she has contributed to the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as the late lamented ID,...

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GEOLOGY by Patrick Ball • Cleaver Magazine

GEOLOGY by Patrick Ball ::: How fast are we moving do you think. She’d been lying back with her eyes closed and with her sunglasses off and above her head on...

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Bios: Issue 2 • Cleaver Magazine

Contributors’ Bios issue 2 Sarah Andrew (“The Law of Constant Angles“, illustrator) is a recent graduate of the MFA program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where she worked as a teaching assistant in The Publishing Laboratory. Her portfolio-in-progress can be viewed here. R. C. Barajas (“You Were Going to...

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Cleaver Magazine :: cutting-edge words • Issue 2

Cleaver Magazine's Issue No. 7. Featuring fiction poetry flash essays art by established and emerging writers and artists. Thwack!...

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Excerpts from BOOK OF NO LEDGE by Nance Van Winckel • Cleaver Magazine

Excerpts from BOOK OF NO LEDGE by Nance Van Winckel. Every page offered a surprise! Every page featured Mr. Explainer giving me the lowdown with a winking turquoise eye, a nod, or sometimes a shrug...

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Cleaver Magazine: Alphabetical Index of Book Reviews

Throughout the year, Cleaver publishes reviews of novels, short story collections, poetry, nonfiction, and graphic narratives. We focus on small presses and university presses. For more information or to submit a book for review, contact our editors....

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APHORISM by Dylan Weir • Cleaver Magazine

APHORISM by Dylan Weir There but for the grace of a gallon of vodka go I: barleycorn barrel rolling river roulette. A hailstorm hitting the muzzles of voiceless mothers watching sons disappear. A cloud of quiver hovering over every bottle in the aisle that follows me to the checkout counter...