• Jenny Shank

    Faculty Mentor, Fiction and Nonfiction

    Mile High MFA,


Professional Bio

Jenny Shank's novel The Ringer won the High Plains Book Award in fiction and was a finalist for the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association’s “Reading the West” Book Awards. Her stories, essays, satire, and reviews have appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian, McSweeney’s, The Onion, Poets & Writers Magazine, Alaska Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Barrelhouse, The McSweeney’s Book of Politics and Musicals, and many other newspapers and magazines.

Jenny would love to work with students writing novels, short stories, memoirs, essays or satire. She’s especially interested in stories set in the American West, multicultural literature, and humor. Jenny is an avid book reviewer who enjoys giving reading "prescriptions" to her students based on their interests and goals. She demonstrates how to read like a writer so any good book can become a teacher.