Jen Tappenden is the founding editor of Architrave Press. She earned an MFA in poetry from the University of Missouri – St. Louis where she also served as the university’s first Poet Laureate. Her poems have appeared in The Baltimore Review, Flyway, Compose and elsewhere. Jen has served as poetry editor for december magazine and an organizer of the St. Louis Small Press Expo as well as an all-out-fool for gears, lead type and thick paper. Her chapbook, Independent City, is now out from Wells College Press where she was a visiting writer in October 2016.