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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jason Sturner  

Pen Name: Jason E. Schlismann and jason e

Genre: Fiction and Non-Fiction Poetry

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: in Harvey, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Jason Sturner was born in Harvey, Illinois, and has spent most of his life in the Tri-City area of the Fox River Valley.

Biographical and Professional Information

Naturalist, writer and poet Jason Sturner was born in Harvey, Illinois, and raised in the western suburbs of Chicago. His poems, short stories and nature essays have appeared in many magazines and online journals. He is a member of the Illinois State Poetry Society and has published four books of poetry (also available in a variety of digital formats). He currently works at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois.

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Titles At Your Library

Selected Poems 2004-2007

. 2008

SELECTED POEMS 2004-2007 is a collection of unique poems written after the publication of Sturner's first book, KAIROS (2004). Themes include love, loss, nature, and relationships. In addition to being gathered in book form, many of these poems have appeared in anthologies, magazines, and other periodicals.


  • 4th Annual Skyway Writers Festival (1999)

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