About Jennifer Arin





English Language & LiteratureCollege of Liberal and Creative Arts



Jennifer Arin (M.F.A.) is the recipient of a 2015 Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching (from San Francisco State University), and two Excellence in Advising Awards (2019) from NACADA (The National Academic Advising Association).

She is the author of the poetry book Ways We Hold (Dos Madres Press) and the verse chapbook The Roots of Desire (Thicket Press); and her essays and poems have been published in both the U.S. and Europe, including in The AWP Writer’s Chronicle, The San Francisco Chronicle, Gastronomica, Puerto del Sol, Poet Lore, ZYZZYVA, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, among many others. She has written and/or hosted poetry segments for diverse television and radio programs, and did the French-to-English translations of documents about Hergé (the Belgian artist who created the comic-strip character Tintin) for the official web site that accompanied the release of Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson’s Hollywood film, The Adventures of Tintin (2011).

Arin’s literary awards include a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a PEN Writer's Fund grant, Poets & Writers’ Writers-On-Site residency, and funding from the Spanish Ministry of Culture for collaborative research for, and editing of, a book about Spain’s Civil War. She is currently at work on a book of essays about her sojourns in Europe.