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Jan 22, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: Admin

“In the Dream Room of the Past” featured on The Fiddlehead volume No. 254, Winter 2013

Jul 17, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: Admin
Botero's Beautiful Horses by Jan Conn Reviewed by Janet Grafton (The Goose, issue 9, summer 2011 - pages 25, 26, 27).
Sep 29, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: Jan
Poetry reading and book signing at 27 West Strand Street, Kingston, NY 12401  845.338.1688 Saturday, October 1st, 5-7p.m.  Reading at 5:30
Jun 29, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: Admin
For a fresh look at Jan Conn's first book, Red Shoes in the Rain (Fiddlehead, 1984), take a look: Red Shoes in the Rain, at Books Under Skin
Feb 1, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: Admin
Jan Conn as poet and biologist: homage in online Brazilian journal Alexandria
Revista de Educacao em Ciencia e Tecnologia

Volume 3  Número 3   Novembro de 2010, pp. 123-125.
go to Literatura, arte e ciência (.pdf)



Jan Conn
Born in southeastern Quebec, she received her Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Toronto. She has lived in Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto, Guatemala, Caracas (Venezuela), Gainesville (Florida), and Burlington (Vermont). Since 2002 she has been living in western Massachusetts, conducting research on insects that transmit pathogens as a Research Scientist at the Wadsworth Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, New York State Department of Health in Albany NY. She is also Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the School of Public Health, SUNY-Albany.


Conn was the recipient of a travel grant from the University of Vermont (2000) and a Canada Council Senior Writing Grant (2001), both in conjunction with the Margaret Mee Project. Her book South of the Tudo Bem Cafe, Vehicule Press, 1990, was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award. A suite of her poems, Amazonia, won 2nd prize in the CBC literary awards for 2003. She was recently awarded the inaugural P.K. Page Founders' Award for Poetry (2006) from The Malahat Review.

Her poetry has been featured in many anthologies and journals, and broadly reviewed across Canada. She was invited to read at the Ecological Society of America meeting in August, 2005, in Montreal. A major interview was published in CV2, Winter Issue, 2008. The poem, "The Fifth Inhabitant of Mexico" from What Dante Did With Loss, Vehicule Press, 1994, is featured in the Introduction to Extinction in Our Times: Global Amphibian Decline, by J.P. Collins, M.L. Crump and T.E. Lovejoy III, Oxford University Press, 2009. She is a member of both the Writers' Union of Canada and the League of Canadian Poets.