A former PEN Northwest Wilderness Writing Resident, Jennifer lived by herself for a year in a remote region on the Rogue River, and her work reflects a process of deep immersion within the systems she is writing from and about.
Jennifer has taught writing and literature at a variety of places, including Suzhou University in China, The Sitka Center for Arts and Ecology, Whitman College, Walla Walla Community College and most recently at Eastern Oregon University in their low-residency MFA program.
He has authored and co-authored several books and essays including Jennifer Boyden was recently awarded the Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature for her forthcoming novel, The Chief of Rally Tree (Skyhorse Press).
She is also the author of two books of poetry, The Declarable Future (2013 winner of The Four Lakes Prize in Poetry) and The Mouths of Grazing Things (winner of The Brittingham Prize in Poetry).
She is passionate about engaging young people with diverse literature.
Her current project is Brian Groh is the author of the novel Summer People (Ecco/Harper Collins).
Moser hopes to pursue a career in social work while continuing her practice as a poet.
She is excited to be serving both Free Verse and the Missoula Writing Collaborative; two organizations that blend together her interests in prisoner's rights, restorative justice, creative writing, and youth advocacy through the arts.
The majority of her childhood was spent in the isolated settlements and cedar camps along the North Fork of Idaho’s Clearwater River.
She was the first member of her family to attend college and holds a bachelor's in English from Lewis-Clark State College, a master's in English from Washington State University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Montana, and the Pushcart Prize anthology.