Jacqui Germain

Jacqui Germain is a poet, journalist, and former organizer living in St. Louis, Missouri. Her poetry often involves an excavation of history and memory, attempting to challenge linear assumptions of time, progress, power, and experience through an intimate lens. Germain authored the chapbook, When the Ghosts Come (Button Poetry, 2016). Her first full-length poetry collection, Bittering the Wound, was selected by Douglas Kearney for the 2021 CAAPP Book Prize and is forthcoming from Autumn House Press in 2022.


“I build a revolution / in my bedroom / every time I masturbate.”