Apr. ‘19: Named a semifinalist for 92Y’s Discovery Poetry Contest.
Oct. ‘18: Named judge of Interboard Poetry Community’s contest.
May ‘18: Named a finalist for the Metcalf Institute's Science Immersion Fellowship for Journalists.
May ‘18: Awarded a scholarship by the Center for Cooperative Media.
Jeanette Beebe’s last name sounds like two creatures buzzing.
She first got her start in journalism at the Daily Princetonian's culture pages, where she somehow managed to interview voting machine researchers a decade before they sounded the alarm that made international headlines.
She holds an A.B. in English with certificates in Creative Writing and Gender & Sexuality Studies from Princeton, and she served as the M.A. Scholar at NYU's Science, Health, & Environmental Reporting Program for one semester. At Princeton, her short doc Beyond the Boys' Club (a team effort produced with her classmates in a TV news course) won the University Center for Human Values Short Movie Prize. She began working as a freelancer after graduation, reporting for local newspapers and the Princeton Alumni Weekly, an editorially independent magazine that prints monthly.
A Pushcart- and Best New Poets-nominated writer, Jeanette serves as the Engagement Editor for Nat. Brut, a literary magazine. She has performed spoken word poetry across the Midwest and in a few venues on the coasts, and she was also lucky enough to write a poetry thesis advised by Tracy K. Smith at Princeton. Her poem "Adopted" won first prize in the Iowa Poetry Association's Lyrical Iowa competition, and her poem "Given Up" was a semi-finalist for the Crab Creek Review's Poetry Prize. She was recently named a semifinalist for the 92Y’s 2019 Discovery Poetry Contest.
Jeanette is based in New Jersey, halfway between New York and Philadelphia.