SWWIM (Supporting Women Writers in Miami) is co-directed and co-curated by Jen Karetnick and Catherine Esposito Prescott, two women writers & poets based in Miami, Florida. SWWIM publishes, celebrates & promotes women, women-identifying, and femme-presenting writers through a year-round reading series held at The Betsy-South Beach and the online poetry journal SWWIM Every Day.
Jen Karetnick is the author of seven poetry collections, most recently The Treasures That Prevail (Whitepoint Press, September 2016), finalist for the 2017 Poetry Society of Virginia Book Prize. A Pushcart Prize and "Best of the Net" nominee, she has poetry, fiction and non-fiction published or forthcoming in TheAtlantic.com, Crab Creek Review, Crab Orchard Review, Guernica, The Missouri Review, One, Painted Bride Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and Verse Daily. Jen received an MFA in poetry from University of California, Irvine and an MFA in fiction from University of Miami. She works as the Creative Writing Director for Miami Arts Charter School; the dining critic for MIAMI Magazine; a freelance lifestyle journalist; and a cookbook and guidebook author. She lives on the last remaining acre of a historic mango plantation with her husband, their two teenagers, a horde of rescue pets, and 14 mango trees.
Catherine Esposito Prescott
Catherine Esposito Prescott is the author of the chapbooks Maria Sings (dancing girl press, 2017) and The Living Ruin (Finishing Line Press, 2012). Prescott earned an MFA in Creative Writing — Poetry from New York University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Bellevue Literary Review, Flyway, MiPOesias, Pleiades, Poetry City USA, Poetry East, Rattle, Spoon River Poetry Review, Southern Poetry Review, TAB: A Journal of Poetry & Poetics, The Orison Anthology (Vol. 1, 2016), Tigertail: A South Florida Poetry Annual (Vol. X: Sunstruck Matches), and 99 Poems for the 99 Percent, and elsewhere. Catherine lives in Miami Beach with her husband and their three school-age children.