Lynn Jenner

Poet, Kāpiti Coast.

Lynn Jenner

 

Lynn Jenner was born in Hawera, Taranaki, and now lives with her partner on the Kāpiti Coast. She has both a masters and PhD in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington, as well as an M. Ed., Dip Ed. Psych. and Dip. Teaching. Before she took up serious creative writing at the age of forty-nine, she practised as a psychologist and counsellor for twenty-five years. She has also worked as a researcher.

In 2008, while studying at the International Institute of Modern Letters, she received the Adam Prize in Creative Writing for the manuscript of Dear Sweet Harry, which went on to be published by Auckland University Press and won the NZSA Jessie Mackay Award for Best First Book of Poetry. Her work has also been widely published in the literary and technical journals, here and overseas, including Carcanet’s Oxford Poets 2013: An Anthology.

More about Lynn Jenner can be found at her website, http://pinklight.nz/