Jensen Beach is an assistant professor in the Department of Writing & Literature, where he is also the fiction editor of Green Mountains Review. Prior to coming to JSC, he taught at the University of Illinois, the University of Massachusetts and the Danville Corrections Center.
He is the author of two short story collections, the forthcoming Swallowed by the Cold (Graywolf Press) and For Out of the Heart Proceed (Dzanc Books and Dark Sky Books). He is currently working on a novel and a translation of a book of short stories. His short story The Apartment was published in the Aug. 31, 2015, New Yorker, prior to its publication in Swallowed by the Cold.
His stories, reviews, interviews, and essays have appeared in A Public Space, American Short Fiction (web), Cincinnati Review, Fifty-Two Stories, Kenyon Review Online, Ninth Letter, Sou’wester and Witness, among others.
Jensen has an M.F.A. in fiction from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an M.A. in English from Stockholm University. His teaching interests include fiction, contemporary literature, literary publishing and editing, literature in translation, and writing studies.