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Janelle is a poet and essayist. She's also an orange wine fanatic, former classroom teacher,  and connoisseur of Selkie dresses. She is the winner of the 2022 J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize from the Poetry Foundation. Her poems appear in The Atlantic, Poetry, Gulf CoastMichigan Quarterly Review, Split Lip, and elsewhere. Her prose appears in Them and The Margins


She received her MFA from NYU, and founded the DGN Reading Series in Brooklyn. Her work has received fellowships from Brooklyn Poets and NYU’s Global Research Institute. 

Janelle runs the dinner party Substack, and works in wine. After a decade in the United States, she now lives in London.

Janelle Tan

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