Jacques Rancourt


Jacques J. Rancourt is the author of two full-length poetry collections, Brocken Spectre (Alice James Books, 2021) and Novena (Pleiades Press, 2017), as well as a chapbook, In the Time of PrEP (Beloit Poetry Journal, 2018). His poems have appeared in the Boston Review, Georgia Review, Kenyon Review, Missouri Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, Southern Review and Virginia Quarterly Review, among others, and his work has been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, From the Fishouse, San Francisco Chronicle, Best of the Net and the Best New Poets anthology. He has held poetry fellowships, residencies and scholarships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and Stanford University, where he was a Wallace Stegner Fellow. Born and raised in rural Maine, he lives now in San Francisco.