The daughter of an American airman and British mother, Jane Satterfield was born in Corby, England, and educated in the U.S. She is the author of five books, most recently Apocalypse Mix, winner of the 2016 Autumn House Poetry Prize selected by David St. John. Her previous books include Her Familiars, Assignation at Vanishing Point, and Shepherdess with an Automatic.
Daughters of Empire: A Memoir of a Year in Britain and Beyond featured selections that received Florida Review’s Editors’ Prize, the Faulkner Society/Pirate’s Alley Essay Award, and the John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize. The book explores maternal legacies through interconnected essays on music, popular culture, literary mothers, and personal history. With Laurie Kruk, she co-edited the multi-genre anthology Borderlands and Crossroads: Writing the Motherland.
Satterfield has received a National Endowment for the Arts poetry fellowship, the 49th Parallel Poetry Prize from Bellingham Review, the Ledbury Festival Poetry Prize, the Mslexia women’s poetry prize, and more. She has been a Walter E. Dakin fellow at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and received residency fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
Satterfield’s poetry and prose have appeared in American Poetry Review, Antioch Review, The Common, Crazyhorse, Diagram, Ecotone, Hotel Amerika, Hopkins Review, North American Review, Notre Dame Review, Orion, Pleiades, Shenandoah, and elsewhere, as well as on Verse Daily and Poetry Daily. She has served on the faculty of the West Chester Poetry Conference and as the 2019 Salisbury Poet-in-Residence. Satterfield is a Professor in the Writing Department at Loyola University Maryland. She lives in Baltimore with her partner, poet Ned Balbo.