Jeffery Conway

Originally from Southern California, Jeffery Conway has lived in New York City since 1989. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Phoebe 2002: An Essay In Verse (Turtle Point Press,2003) , a ground-breaking mock epic-a deconstruction of the film All About Eve-which Michael Cunningham calls ‘The grandest oddity of recent time, a truly marvelous book, ‘ as well as Chain Chain Chain (Ignition Press 2000) , both written in collaboration with poets Lynn Crosbie and David Trinidad. His first full-length collection of poems is The Album That Changed My Life (Cold Calm Press,2006) , which collects poems written by Conway between the years 1990-2000 and is a kind of ‘New Wave Bildungsroman’ charting Conway’s journey from disaffected suburban Los Angeles teen of the ’80s to enlightened poet in New York s East Village of the ’90s. The Album That Changed My Life is a 2007 Lambda Literary Award Finalist.