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Jill McDonough

Title: Professor

Phone: 617.287.6700


Department: English


MFA, Boston University

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Jill taught incarcerated college students through Boston University’s Prison Education Program for thirteen years, and continues to work with incarcerated people. Her work appears in Poetry, Slate, The Nation, The Threepenny Review, and Best American Poetry.


Jill McDonough is the recipient of three Pushcart prizes and fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, and Stanford’s Stegner program.