About Jen Hinst-White



My writing has appeared (or is forthcoming) in The Common, The Missouri Review, The Southampton Review, Image Journal, Consequence Magazine, Cactus Heart, Print Oriented Bastards, and elsewhere. My novella, A Fortune, was published in Big Fiction in 2014.

I earned my MFA in Writing and Literature (2012) at the Bennington Writing Seminars, where I was a Liam Rector Scholar. I studied with Sven Birkerts, David Gates, Alice Mattison, Rachel Pastan, Roland Merullo, and April Bernard.

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I’ve supported my novel-writing habit by

  • working as a peace-and-justice organizer in Washington, DC;
  • starting a one-woman web design business;
  • writing hundreds of anonymous weekly articles for the Bennington College website, and
  • making art, fostering community and teaching at a funky nondenominational church.

I’m  married to the talented and bearded Rob Hinst. We live with our young sons Charlie and Milo on Long Island.