November 12, 2012 / Creative Writing
In “Water Mission,” Jillena Rose offers a narrative of a childhood in Saigon, where she learned the prayer of “women in white silk laughing, letting water run over their fingers . . . another sound for praise.”
Jillena Rose earned her MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College in 2006. Her work has recently appeared in Pigeonbike, Third Wednesday, Bijou Poetry Review, and Ted Kooser’s column, American Life in Poetry. Her work has also been translated into Arabic and published in Iraq and Jordan. Rose teaches creative writing at Lake Superior State University in Michigan where she co-edits the international literary journal Border Crossing.