About Janet

I’m a retired psychologist, dance writer and NPR radio-pre/reviewer about dance, active with my family and nature’s family, in awe of both, blessed to be alive, able to learn from indigenous cultures, driven by social justice issues, baking baklava for 300, and capable of deep laughter and snorts.

Selected poetry publications include: Cornstalk Mother, Puddinghouse Publishers, 2009, What Lasts is the Breath, forthcoming from Black Swan Editions, Spring, 2012, in  and poems in: Poetry Foundation website’s American Life in Poetry, week of April 23, 2012, Adobe Walls, Blue Mesa, Earthships: A New Mecca Poetry Collection (anthology of New Mexican poets, 2007), Echoes, Hawaii Review, Manzanita Quarterly, Mudfish, New Mexico Poetry Review, Sagarin Reviews and Anthology, Reconstructionist, Visions International. Forthcoming: Santa Fe Literary Review, Adobe Walls.

Selected poetry readings PEN International, East St. Louis Drumbeats, Writers’ Voice National Reading Series in St. Louis, River Styx at Duffs, Edison Theatre at Washington University, Manzanita at Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe Public Library, Inn at Loretto, McGrath Orchard, Southwest Writers at Wild Oats, Santa Fe Doorways, Compassionate Friends, Paul White Salon, Teatro Paraguas, La Tienda Performance Space, 100,000 Poets for Change, upcoming at Garcia Street Books.

 For Dance credits, please click here.

3 Responses to “About Janet”
  1. Elizabeth McCrary says:

    Wonderful hearing from you Mrs. Eigner..This is Gertude’s daughter, Liz…Your work is like a breath of fresh air…especially for me. I have read some of your poetry, and it doesn’t surprise me to know that your outcome of writings would be “special”, “warming”, and touching. When you have some time, please e-mail me so that I can update you on Mom. Liz
    P.S. I just relocated from Hampton, Virginia to come back and spend some time with mother.

  2. Pam Spence says:

    Hello – I am seeking permission to reprint your poem in my upcoming book. Would you do me the kindness of emailing me so we can discuss? Thank you.

  3. Robyn Hunt says:

    Janet, I must apologize for stepping out following your recent, extremely moving reading at op cit bookstore in Santa Fe. As you finished your reading about your daughter, I received a call from my own – as she had recently been impacted by the heavy rains and flooding in Boulder, Colorado – and I needed to take that call to soothe her watery heart. Consequently, however, I wasn’t able to purchase your book! Hope to rectify that when next I see you. All the best with the ongoing launch of that title.

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