Mead is the recipient of awards and fellowships from the Lannan, Whiting, and Guggenheim foundations. She has taught at Colby College, Washington University, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and was for many years poet-in-residence at Wake Forest University. Mead is currently on the faculty of the Drew University Low-Residency MFA program.
Audio & PodcastsPoem of the Day Poem of the Day The Poetry Magazine Podcast
January 2016: "If He Asks Where He Is, Say Gone"
This month's issue is devoted to ecojustice poetry. The editors discuss new poems by Jane Mead, Naomi Shihab Nye, Danez Smith, and Brenda Hillman.
Loneliness Rhymes and Slippery Slopes
Poems from Jane Mead, Bob Hicok, Rachel Wetzsteon, and Eleanor Ross Taylor; Ange Mlinko discusses poetry and the brain.