Jen Manthey is author of The Fight, winner of The 2022 Trio Award for Poetry. Her work has appeared in literary journals, including Prairie Schooner, Calyx Journal, Crab Orchard Review, Rhino, Hayden's Ferry Review, Poet Lore, and Best New Poets. She has received support from Bread Loaf Writers Workshops and Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. She earned her MFA from Hamline University. Jen teaches writing classes at The Loft Literary Center and works as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of English. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, three kids, and one St Bernard.