Janée J. Baugher is the author of two poetry collections, Coördinates of Yes (Ahadada Books) and The Body’s Physics (Tebot Bach). Her first book, published in 2010, was shortlisted at Carnegie Mellon Press and made the Small Press Distribution bestseller’s list that year. Of the book, David Guterson wrote, “I was enchanted reading Coördinates of Yes. It’s honest and intimate without ever becoming precious, and it gives us the self without the usual indulgence. There’s an unusual, and refreshing, sincerity in these poems, from a poet who has stripped herself of cynicism.”
Baugher's second collection was published in 2013 and shortlisted at Saturnalia Books. In her review, acclaimed creative nonfiction writer Judith Kitchen wrote, “Baugher’s ekphrastic poems move in a synaesthetic dance with the physical body.”
Baugher’s books are collected in libraries around the world including the British Library. Her writings have been published in nearly 100 anthologies and journals, including Boulevard, Nano Fiction, The Writer’s Chronicle, The American Journal of Poetry, and Nimrod.
A two-time Pushcart Prize nominee and Bread Loaf Conference participant, Baugher held a two-year post as a Humanities Washington Inquiring Minds Speaker, in which she lectured across Washington State on writers and visual artists of the Lost Generation.
Over the years she’s taught nearly 1,000 students at learning institutions around the world. As a spoken-word artist, Baugher performed at Seattle Center’s Arts Edge, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, and Folklife Festival. Baugher has presented at the Library of Congress, and awarded nonfiction fellowships at the Soaring Gardens Artists’ Retreat (Pennsylvania), Island Institute of Sitka (Alaska), Silver Creek Residency (Idaho), The Marble House Project (Vermont), and Dorland Mountain Arts Colony (California).
Baugher holds a BS in Human Anatomy/Physiology and Chemistry from Boston University and a MFA from Eastern Washington University.