2015 Siskiyou Prize Winner

Jennifer Boyden

Jennifer Boyden is the author of two books of poetry, The Declarable Future (University of Wisconsin Press, 2013), winner of The Four Lakes Prize in Poetry; and The Mouths of Grazing Things (University of Wisconsin Press, 2010), winner of The Brittingham Prize in Poetry. She is a recipient of the PEN Northwest Wilderness Writing Residency and has taught writing and literature courses at a variety of places, including Suzhou University in China, The Sitka Center for Arts and Ecology, Whitman College, and at various workshops. On the faculty of Eastern Oregon University’s low-residency MFA program, Jennifer also works for an environmental nonprofit in the San Juan Islands. She lives in Friday Harbor, Washington.


  • The Place With No Name by José María Merino, translated from the Spanish by Elizabeth Polli
  • The Shape of Mercy: Essaying the Geography of Home by Alison Townsend


  • Not Till We Are Lost: Reflections on Education, Communication, and Spiritual Transformation by William Homestead
  • The Pteropod Gang by Nancy Lord