Canese Jarboe is a writer and artist from rural southeastern Kansas. Their debut poetry collection vo/luptuary is forthcoming with YesYes Books in Fall 2020 and was a finalist for both the 2018 Pamet River Prize and 2018 Alice James Award. Canese is also the author of the chapbook dark acre, an installment in the ACME Poetry Series from Willow Springs Books and runner-up for the 2016 Sunken Garden Chapbook Award from Tupelo Press.
A first-generation student and college dropout, they went on to receive a BA from Pittsburg State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from University of Idaho. Canese Jarboe’s poems have appeared in such journals as Indiana Review, Willow Springs, Puerto del Sol, Muzzle, TYPO, The Adroit Journal, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and elsewhere. They currently serve as a poetry reader for Boulevard. Canese lives and teaches in Louisiana.