Jennifer Militello was born in New York City and grew up in Rhode Island. She earned a BA at the University of New Hampshire, an MFA at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, and a PhD at Bath Spa University in England. She is the author of the poetry collections A Camouflage of Specimens and Garments (2016); Body Thesaurus (2013), named one of the best books of 2013 by The Best American Poetry as well as runner-up for the Poetry Society of America's Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award; Flinch of Song (2009), winner of the Tupelo Press First Book Award; and the chapbook Anchor Chain, Open Sail.
Militello’s honors include a Barbara Bradley Award, a Ruskin Prize for Poetry, a Betty Gabehart Prize, and a 49th Parallel Award for Poetry as well as grants and fellowships from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, [email protected], and the Millay Colony for the Arts. She has taught at Brown University, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and the Rhode Island School of Design and currently teaches in the MFA program at New England College. She lives in Goffstown, New Hampshire.