Poetry offers us the capacity to carry in us and express the contradictory impulses that make us human.
Jeffery Gleaves, Vice President of Digital Engagement & Content, was born and raised in California’s Central Valley. He received an MFA in creative nonfiction from California State University, Fresno. Before joining the Academy of American Poets, Jeffery was the Digital Director of The Paris Review, where he digitized the Review’s entire archive, directed an award-winning redesign of theparisreview.org, and led the digital content team, which was nominated for eight Webby Awards. Prior to his time at The Paris Review, Jeffery worked at Dzanc Books and Counterpoint Press, during which he was also a web advisor to Harper’s Magazine. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.