top of page

Available July 1, 2023

Jennifer Manthey

Writer. Poet. Teacher.

Jennifer Manthey

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.

My Books
Praise for The Fight
Order a signed copy of The Fight

Also available online at, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon.

Even better, find it at the following local Twin Cities bookstores:

Magers and Quinn


Moon Palace Books

Next Chapter Books

 Jennifer Manthey renders with remarkable clarity the ways white supremacy inspheres even the most tender interactions. I am stunned by these poems. Love, fierce and fraught, is the pulse coursing through each precisely crafted line and striking image in this collection, which is alive with rigorous introspection, relational urgency, and a moral heart.

Gabrielle Bates,

Author of Judas Goat

In the press

Upcoming Events

  • Multiple Dates
    Wed, Oct 25
    Register online at The Loft:
    Oct 25, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Register online at The Loft:
    Oct 25, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Register online at The Loft:
    In this beginner level poetry class, we will discuss how to read and begin writing poetry. Over the course of six Wednesday evenings, you will become more comfortable with poetry, and will begin to see the incredible ways this unique genre of language can function, and what it can reveal!