Jeannette Allée
Poet & Writer

Jeannette Allée is a recipient of an Artist Trust grant, a 4Culture grant, winner of the Richard Hugo House New Works competition, finalist for the National Poetry Series and the Iowa Review Award for poetry. Her work has appeared in Atlanta Review, The Believer, The Best American Poetry 2007, Evergreen Review, Fence, FIELD, Gargoyle, Green Mountains Review, Gulf Coast, The Iowa Review, Jabberwock Review, The National Poetry Review, New Orleans Review,PoetsAgainstTheWar.org, RHINO, Seneca Review, South Dakota Review, The Southern Poetry Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Zyzzyva, ThisIBelieve.org and Pontoon: an anthology of Washington State poets. She is a former curator for Words' Worth, the poetry program of the Seattle City Council. Previous to that, she studied film and creative writing, and worked her way around the world for over a decade (including for passage across the Pacific on a German freighter). Currently, she is seeking a publisher for her poetry manuscript, "Eunuchs on their Lunch Hour."

"Eunuchs on their Lunch Hour" concerns tragic relief; these poems occur at a moment of crisis (personal, political), where a solitary voice of clarity or the sly transformative power of humor opens up the situation to a broader understanding. Here, Bigfoot is revealed to be a disheartened artist hiding behind his couch-cushion fort; a mortician is impressed by a woman who has worn herself out by the sheer loving of the world; and an Iraqi torture victim's offhand remark illustrates why strife continues worldwide. Poems

Additionally, Jeannette has performed unconventional social critique at On the Boards; Theatre Off Jackson; the Seattle Fringe Festival; the Vancouver Fringe Festival; the Freehold Studio Series; Mae West Fest IV, V, & VI; New City Theatre; and the Annex Theatre. Her animated video, Inflatable Underwear and the 8 Drunken Immortals, was voted audience favorite in its category at the Olympia Film Festival, screened at the Northwest Film & Video Festival, and played on SeaTV (Seattle area, or worldwide if you have one of those terrible satellite dishes) as part of the Seattle Arts Commission's series. She has appeared on KUOW, KAOS, WMBR and CBC radio. She has also been a participant in Trapdoor 62: Surrealist Salon/Saloon at Bumbershoot and The Richard Hugo House.

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Illustration: " So Long, So Long. Inexplicably My Pants Decide to Fly Away." courtesy Raimund von Luckwald