Jasmine Dreame Wagner is an American writer and multimedia artist. She is the author of On a Clear Day, a collection of poems and lyric essays deemed “a capacious book of traveler’s observations, cultural criticism, and quarter-life-crisis notes” by Stephanie Burt at The New Yorker and “a radical cultural anthropology of the wild time we’re living in” by Iris Cushing at Hyperallergic. Wagner’s first book, Rings, won the Kelsey Street Press Firsts! Prize and was hailed as “powerfully exercised, technically masterful, and encyclopedic in its scope” in a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly.

Wagner's short films have screened at the Boden International Film Festival, New York State International Film Festival (NYSIFF), New Faces New Voices, International Fine Arts Film Festival (Santa Barbara, CA), and the Monadnock International Film Festival (MONIFF). Her multidisciplinary work has been performed and screened at the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology, New Ohio Theatre (New York), The Wilbury Theatre Group, and The Poetry Project.

You can read her writing in American Letters & Commentary, Beloit Poetry Journal, BOMB Magazine, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Guernica, Fence, Hyperallergic, New American Writing, Seattle Review, Sycamore Review, YETI Magazine, and in two anthologies: The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral and Lost and Found: Stories From New York. She is also the author of six chapbooks: The Stag, Ask, Seven Sunsets, Rewilding, Listening for Earthquakes, and True Crime.

The recipient of an Artist Fellowship from the Connecticut Office of the Arts, Wagner's work has earned her two Emergency Grants from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and fellowships and residencies from Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, The Lighthouse Works, Marble House Project, The Millay Colony for the Arts, Villa Barr and Michigan Legacy Art Park, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), and The Wassaic Project.

In 2019-20, she was awarded a WPR Creative Grant from Harvard University to create new works drawing from the Woodberry Poetry Room's archives.

Wagner has also worked in production for film and television, social impact network events, museums and arts nonprofits.

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NEWS

. . . My studio record, Switchblade Moon, is available courtesy of National Gold Music Publishing. Read reviews and features in BOMB Magazine, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and For the Rabbits.

. . . In a four-part series for BOMB Magazine, I speak with artists whose practices have transformed or who have adapted their creative process to engage with the pandemic: Zia Anger, Luba Drozd, George Ferrandi, and Sugar Vendil.

. . . Five Elizabeths, film, movement, and live scored composition presented by The Lighthouse Works at Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects Fisher's Island.

. . . Lovely Guns of Glacial Shifting named a finalist for the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Performance Writers with a performance at the New Ohio Theatre in NYC.

. . . New poem in Hyperallergic.

. . . New multimedia play, Lovely Guns of Glacial Shifting, published in BOMB Magazine, #146, the water issue.

. . . On a Clear Day reviewed at The New Yorker: "a capacious book of traveller's observations, cultural criticism, and quarter-life-crisis notes." -Stephanie Burt

. . . On a Clear Day reviewed at Hyperallergic: "a radical cultural anthropology of the wild time we're living in." -Iris Cushing


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Switchblade Moon by Jasmine Dreame Wagner

Jasmine Dreame Wagner

Switchblade Moon by Jasmine Dreame Wagner

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