Jen Karetnick

About Jen Karetnick

Jen Karetnick is an award-winning Miami-based writer, poet, critic, editor, and educator. The author/co-author of 19 books, including Ice Cube Tray Recipes: 75 Easy and Creative Hacks for Freezing, Cooking, and Baking with Ice Cube Trays (Skyhorse Publishing, June 2019) and The 500 Hidden Secrets of Miami (Luster, 2017) as well as nine volumes of poetry, she has been published in,,, FSR Magazine, Miami Herald,, Relish, Southern Living,,, and USA Today, among many others. Her poems and prose also appear widely in journals including Guernica, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Missouri Review, One, Painted Bride Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, Verse Daily, and Waxwing. She works as the dining critic for MIAMI Magazine and as a freelance lifestyle journalist. She earned an MFA in poetry from University of California, Irvine, and an MFA in fiction from University of Miami. Jen is also co-founder of the not-for-profit organization SWWIM (Supporting Women Writers in Miami) and co-editor of the daily online literary journal, SWWIM Every Day (