Jennifer Habel is the author of Good Reason, winner of the Stevens Poetry Manuscript Competition. Her poems have appeared in the Believer, Gulf Coast, the Massachusetts Review, the Southeast Review, and elsewhere.
"I was about halfway through the Seven Summits when someone suggested that I write a book—they called it an “inspirational book.” And I said, “Okay, that sounds good. I’m twenty-five years old. I’ll write an inspirational book.” But that word—inspirational—is a difficult one. I realized that inspirational as a concept is a double-edged sword.""