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Creative Writing


Poems and Stories Published in

Agni Review, American Poetry Review, Antioch Review, Blackbird, Boston Review, Cortland Review, Crazyhorse, Denver Quarterly, Ecotone, Five Points, Harvard Review, Kenyon Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, The New Yorker, North American Review, Northwest Review, Orion, Ploughshares, Poetry Daily, Prairie Schooner, Quarterly West, Shenandoah, Seattle Review, Slate, Southwest Review, The Threepenny Review, TriQuarterly, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Yale Review and many others.


Poems published in

The Kenyon Review, Poetry, Slate, Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, The Yale Review, Denver Quarterly, Shenandoah, Indiana Review, The Paris Review, The Southwest Review, The Boston Review and elsewhere.



  • "Change of Address," Ploughshares, Fall 2007
  • "Aerial Bombardment," Virginia Quarterly Review, Fall, 2006
  • "Us in February," Meridian, Fall, 2002
  • "September," The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine (August 17, 2000)
  • "A Suitable Goodbye," The Yale Review (Fall, 1993)
  • "Things Left Undone," The Southern Review (Spring, 1993)
  • "Something Important," The Boston Globe Magazine (May 5, 1991)
  • "Hole in the Day," The New Yorker (November 27, 1989)


For more information, please see jttownley.com.


  • "Hostel."  Blunderbuss.  Forthcoming.
  • “Fragments Are the Only Forms I Trust.”  Bridge Eight.  Forthcoming.
  • “Dead Cat Bounce.”  Posit.  Forthcoming.
  • “What Jack Says.”  Crack the Spine print anthology.  Forthcoming.  [reprint]
  • “Believe You Me.”  Wraparound South (Summer/Fall 017).  Digital.


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