Jen Siraganian

Los Gatos Poet Laureate, Educator, & Writing Coach


Several Open Books

Publications and Press

The Hive Poetry Collective - interviewed by poets Farnaz Fatemi and Erin Redfern, KSQD 90.7, July 2, 2021 

"Monroe, Washington,” republished in Why To These Rocks: 50 Years of Poetry from the Community of Writers, Spring 2021

“After the Burn,” Quiddity, 2017


“Armenian Hair,” “Armenian Restaurant in Arkansas,” and “Being Armenian,” Cream City Review, Summer 2017


“Monroe, Washington,” Best New Poets 2016 


“Armenian Wedding,” Mid-American Review, 2016

“Evening in Bethlehem,” So to Speak, Fall 2015


“If I hadn’t broken my hip” and “There is something about a beautiful woman on crutches,” The Fourth River, Spring 2015


“The Next Generation,” Smartish Pace, 2015


“Visiting the Moon,” Natural Bridge, Fall 2014


“Milk,” The Squaw Valley Review, 2014


“A House on the Seam,” republished in Not Somewhere Else But Here (Sundress Publications, 2014)


“Post-Op,” Catamaran Literary Reader, Winter 2014


“Ear,” Eleven Eleven, Fall 2014


“Patience,” Redactions, Summer 2014


“Picasso’s Parts,” Southwest Review, 2014


“Homeland,” Barrow Street, Winter 2013/14.

“Manti,” Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God, Fall 2012.


“Spilling Forth,” The Squaw Valley Review, 2012.


“A House on the Seam,” Spillway, Fall 2011.

Marble Surface


Jen Siraganian Photo taken by Chris Hard

Los Gatos Poet Laureate Jen Siraganian is a writer, educator, and literary organizer. She has served as Managing Director for Litquake: San Francisco’s Literary Festival, been nominated for a Ruth Lilly Fellowship and a Pushcart Prize, earned scholarships from Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, and authored a poetry chapbook titled “Fracture.” Her writing has appeared in Best New Poets 2016, Cream City Review, Mid-American Review, Smartish Pace, Barrow Street, Southwest Review, Not Somewhere Else But Here: A Contemporary Anthology of Women and Place, and other literary journals and anthologies.

Photo by Chris Hardy

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News and Events

October 22, 2021 - Leonard, My Muse: Drop-in Writing Class with Jen Siraganian, Contemporary Jewish Museum, Zoom


September 30, 2021 - Los Gatos Library Poetry Book Club - discussion of Jericho Brown's The Tradition, Zoom

July 15, 2021 - Poetry Writing Workshop, Los Gatos, CA

May 25, 2021 - California Poetry in Bloom, Zoom

May 16, 2021 - Poetry Exchange Featuring Los Gatos Poet Laureate Jen Siraganian, Zoom

May 8, 2021 - NUMU Closing Awards Ceremony for ArtNow 2021, Zoom

April 25, 2021 - Los Gatos DEI “Learn, Listen, Change, Grow” Campaign Launch 

Town Plaza, Los Gatos, CA

April 6, 2021 - Poet Laureate Induction and Reading at the Los Gatos Town Council Meeting, Zoom

October 19, 2019 - Litquake’s Lit Crawl, “It Was Twenty Years Ago Today,” San Francisco, CA


November 15, 2018 -  Poetry Center San Jose Third Thursday Reading @ Willow Glen Library, San Jose, CA 

June 10, 2018 - Poetry Reading at The Contemporary Jewish Museum Tenth Anniversary Community Free Day, San Francisco, CA 

October 13, 2017 - Litquake, “Exalted Verse,” Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA


January 19, 2017 - “Gen to Gen: Poet to PoetFrom Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA 


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