Jayne Benjulian’s work appears in Agni, Barrow Street, Women’s Review of Books, Poet  Lore, Nimrod International, Ms., Poetry Daily and elsewhere. She has been an Ossabaw Island Project Fellow; a teaching fellow at Emory University, where she earned an MA; a lecturer in the Graduate Program in Theater at San Francisco State University; and a Fulbright Teaching Fellow in Lyon, France. She holds an MFA from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers.


Jayne grew up near Jones Beach and in Westchester, NY.  As a child, she left letters to herself under her mattress, intending to read them years later and see who she had been.


She served as chief speechwriter at Apple, investigator for the public defender in King County, Washington, and director of new play development at Magic Theater. She now lives in the Berkshires.


Five Sextillion Atoms is her first collection.


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Jayne Benjulian

Five Sextillion Atoms