Today, few venues exist that are dedicated to the promotion of emerging poets, and yet the early years for these poets are some of the most formative in the gathering of an audience and in the creation of an identity within the arts. Emerging poets are not new poets or beginning poets, they are poets who have already found their voice and know their skills; they are not starting out, but rising, ready to burst from the page. In just a few years these emerging poets will be household, even classroom, names. In her first volume of a series that will update annually that debuted as the #3 Best Seller in Poetry Anthologies on Amazon, Abriana Jetté in The Best Emerging Poets of 2013 has selected a treasure trove of poems that spotlights today's most appealing, seductive, and intellectually stimulating poets, featuring Caitlin Doyle, Jonathan Escoffery, Megan Fernandes, Chloe Honum, Binh Nguyen, Rebekah Stout and Dariel Suarez.
Abriana Jetté's second book, 50 Whispers, was released in December 2014 and reached the #1 Best Seller rank in Women's Poetry on Amazon.
Her third poetry anthology, 50 Whispers - Vol. II, was released in June 2017.
In the Fall of 2018, she will release her inaugural Stay Thirsty Poets anthology under her own imprint, A Rove-Over Book.
Abriana Jetté earned an M.F.A. in Poetry from Boston University, where she was a Robert Pinsky Global Fellow, and an M.A. in Creative Writing and English Literature from Hofstra University, where she graduated with Distinction. Her work has appeared in the American Literary Review, The Iron Horse Literary Review, Word Riot, The Boiler, Every Day Poets, and many other journals. She has received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and residencies from The Renaissance House and The Southampton Writers Conference. She teaches at St. John's University and the City University of New York while she completes her Ph.D.
Thirsty : 2018 Winter : Finding the Wild Sister in Poetry this Winter
Thirsty : 2017 Fall : Poets of Song and Silence for Fall
Thirsty : 2017 Spring : Emerging Poets to Breath In this Spring
Thirsty : 2017 Winter : A Conversation with Poet Kazim Ali
Thirsty : 2017 Winter : Emerging Poets to Curl Up with this Winter
Thirsty : 2016 Fall : A Conversation with Poet Jericho Brown
Thirsty : 2016 Fall : Reflections on Emerging Poets for Fall
On the Continuum: An Interview with Abriana Jetté – Literary Matters
Thirsty : 2016 Summer : Emerging Poets to Share with Summertime
Thirsty : 2016 Summer : A Conversation with Poet A.E. Stallings
Thirsty : 2016 Spring : Emerging Poets to Remember this Spring
Thirsty : 2016 Winter : Emerging Poets to Warm You This Winter
Thirsty : 2015 Fall : As the Seasons Change, Read these Poets
Thirsty : 2015 Summer : A Conversation with Writer and Poet Sandra Beasley
Thirsty : 2015 Summer : Poets to Soak in this Summer
Thirsty : 2015 Spring : A Conversation with Poet Denise Duhamel
Thirsty : 2015 Spring : A Conversation with Poet Amy Gerstler
Thirsty : 2015 Spring : Presenting The Past: Emerging Poets To Read This Spring
Thirsty : 2015 Winter : A Conversation with Poet Billy Collins
Thirsty : 2015 Winter : Voices of the Present: Emerging Poets to Read Now
Thirsty : 2014 Fall : Emerging Poets for Fall
Thirsty : 2014 Fall : A Conversation with Poet Lois Roma-Deeley
Thirsty : 2014 Summer : The Art of Silence: Poets to Read All Summer
Thirsty : 2014 Summer : A Conversation With Poetry Anthologist Abriana Jetté
Thirsty : 2014 Spring : Emerging Poets of 2014 - Poets Who Sound Like Spring
Thirsty : 2014 Winter : Emerging Poets of 2014 - Out of the Ordinary: Poets to Read Now
Thirsty : 2013 Fall : Emerging Poets of 2013 - On Intellect & Image
Thirsty : 2013 Summer : Four Emerging Poets To Watch
(credit: Chris Jetté)