Jordan Chesnut writes verse psychodramas, performance scores, and lyric essays to explore ethics of care. 

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Willamette Valley Development Officers, Non-Profit Certificate
MFA, Creative Writing: Poetry, University of Montana
BA, International Studies: Community Engagement, University of Oregon


HOW GROSS, MY SEANCES, Plays Inverse, forthcoming 2021.
“Diary: A Decomposition in Three Acts,” The Quarterless Review, April 2021.
“We Hurled Our Solitudes Together,” Adroit Journal, April 2020.
“An Ironic Dream of a Common Language,” SoftSurface, July 2019.
“Excerpt from HOW GROSS, MY SEANCES,” Tarpaulin Sky, June 2019.
“All Axes Blur in Transit,” Jacket2, June 2019.


Introductory Poetry: Visiting Instructor, Pomona College, Spring 2021.
The Poetics of Queer Ecology: Instructor, Hyperlink Academy, Spring 2021.
“Poetry and Embodiment”: Visiting Instructor, Portland Free School, May 2019.
College Writing I: Instructor of Record, University of Montana, September 2016– May 2017
College Writing II: Instructor of Record, University of Montana, September 2017– December 2017
Introductory Poetry: Instructor of Record, University of Montana, January 2018– May 2018

performances and productions (solo and collaborative)

Lil’ Delights, Bunker Projects, Feburary 2019.
LADYBUG, LADYBUG, Last Chance New Play Fest, November 2018.
MECHA BODY MALL, Utopian Visions Art Fair, September 2018.
HOW GROSS, MY SEANCES, Between the Lines Theatre, Spring 2018.
Lab 1, University of Montana Student Gallery, March 2018. 
Colony 22, Montana Repertory Theatre, Summer 2017.
Seat’s Taken, Over Medium Art Collective, August 2017.
All-Too, Over Medium Art Collective, December 2017.

panels and lectures

Essays on the Self, Pedagogy, and Movement, Thinking Its Presence Conference, Fall 2017.
Poets on Grief, Healing, and Identity, Montana Book Festival, Fall 2020.


Book Awards Shortlist, Tarpaulin Sky, 2019. 
Bertha Morton Graduate Student Award, University of Montana, 2017.
Teaching Assistantship, University of Montana, 2016. 
Oregon Literary Fellowship Finalist, Literary Arts, 2016.