As a young poet, Jenny Noble Anderson was awarded the Murphy Poetry Prize at Hendrix College, but shifted direction to pursue a master’s degree in clinical social work. In lieu of the assigned essays, she often submitted poems.
After graduation, she only applied for jobs in coastal towns. And it turned out that her affinity for the saltwater was rivaled only by her longing to keep writing at the forefront. Well, okay—vodka ranked highly as well. But she got sober in 2014 and really started showing up to the page.
Now a mother, poet, and sobriety coach, she weaves writing into her personal life, her volunteer work, and her clients’ treatment plans.
She lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband and son.