Jean Harper is a writer in the Midwest.  Her books include Rose City: A Memoir of Workand the forthcoming Still Life With Horses.  She wrote and directed the documentary film 1:47

Her essays have appeared in The Florida Review, North American Review, Iowa ReviewHarpur PalateYemasee Review and elsewhere.

She is has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Indiana Arts Commission, has been a Scholar in Residence at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, and been in residence at Yaddo, MacDowell, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She teaches writing and literature at Indiana University East.

You can read or watch more about Jean here and also, here.

More writing here: excerpt from Rose City, a poem; another poem.