Jennifer O’Neill Pickering is an award winning literary and visual artist. Blooming In Winter, a poetry collection, is available on Amazon, Create Space and Barnes & Noble. She’s published prose and poetry in Sacramento Voices, Earth’s Daughters, The Voices Project, Poetry Now, Yellow Silk, Heresies, Raven’s Perch, The Dog with the Old Soul, Restore and Restory, WTF and elsewhere. Her poem I Am the Creek is included in the Sacramento sculpture, Open Circle (artist Les Birelson). She is the editor of The Sable and Quill: The Visual Art and Writing of Writers Who Are Also Artists v.1.
Her visual art has been featured in the Sacramento Bee, on the cover of the Inside Publications, The Thirteenth Moon, and the Blue Moon Literary and Art Review and elsewhere. She has been a featured poet at Nello Olivio Wine Cellar, Hot Poetry at the Park (SPC), John Natsoulas Gallery, Brickhouse Gallery, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, the Western State Greenways Conference, Sacramento State College, the Sacramento Poetry Center and elsewhere. Her art work was first exhibited in conjunction with the Black Mountain College Poetry reading at S.U.N.Y. Buffalo featuring Robert Creeley and John Ashbery.
She was born in Marysville, California and lived in Tierra Buena and Yuba City. Her family owned peaches and grew rice. She studied art and writing at S.U.N.Y. Buffalo and after moving back to California received an MA in Studio Art from Sacramento State University.