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 Raleigh Review, The Baltimore Review, Flyway and elsewhere. Jen has previously served as poetry editor for december magazine and an organizer of the St. Louis Small Press Expo; she remains an 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.