A country girl at heart, Jennifer Bartell is a teaching poet in Columbia, South Carolina. She was raised in Bluefield, a community in Johnsonville, South Carolina, which is only an hour away from the Atlantic Ocean. Jennifer Bartell received the MFA in Poetry from the University of South Carolina and is an alumna of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia.
Jennifer has fellowships from The Teachers Guild, Callaloo, and The Watering Hole. She teaches at Spring Valley High School.
Photographs by Lester Boykin