|Oct/Nov 1998 Spotlight|
JeanPaul Jenack has held a variety of jobs, including school teacher, college professor, TV writer/director, choreographer, street juggler, circus performer and freelance writer. For the past 15 years he has worked as Executive Director of the National Circus Project, a non-profit arts organization based in New York.
His poetry and other writings have appeared in over 100 books, magazines and journals, and he has received numerous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts for his work as an artist-in-schools. In 1990, he received a congressional commendation for "helping to further the cause of international understanding" through his work in the arts (U.S. Congressional Record, 5/23/90).
He has poetry currently appearing or forthcoming in print in Alpha Beat Soup, The Best Poems of 1998, blood & feathers, Cicada, Common Threads, frogpond, Haiku Headlines, Malevolence, Modern Haiku, Piedmont Literary Review, Point Judith Light, Portraits of Life, Reflections and The Wicked, and online in Ascent Magazine, Anthology, The Astrophysicist's Tango Partner Speaks, Brew-Net, The Bridge, Calliope, Conspire, Haiku Light, Pogonip, and Word Salad.