By Jeanette Beebe 

Jeanette Beebe is a poet and journalist who lives in Akron’s Highland Square neighborhood. Her reporting has appeared in Time, Popular Science, Scientific American, NPR member station WHYY, and elsewhere. She supported the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State and the COVID Tracking Project at The Atlantic. She also works as a fact checker and podcast producer. She was named a finalist for the Iowa Review Award in Poetry. Her poems have been published by Salamander, Sixth Finch, The Chattahoochee Review, Juked, Poet Lore, New South, etc., and were nominated for Best New Poets and a Pushcart Prize. She formerly served on staff at Nat. Brut, winner of a Whiting Literary Magazine Prize. She got into poetry through spoken word, with stage-to-page poems stapled into zines — a journey that led her to the Brave New Voices Poetry Slam as a member of Minneapolis/St. Paul’s team. She holds an A.B. in English with certificates in Creative Writing and Gender & Sexuality Studies from Princeton University. Her website is