Jeneva Stone is a poet, essayist, and advocate. While at MacDowell, she completed essays that became part of her first book, Monster (Phoenicia Publishing, 2016), a mixed-genre meditation on caregiving, disability, and medicine. Her essays and poems have appeared in New England Review, American Poetry Review, Waxwing, Split This Rock, Scoundrel Time, and many others. She is the recipient of a fellowship from the Millay Colony for the Arts (2012), an Access for Students Who Are Caregivers to People Living with a Disability Merit Award from GrubStreet Center for Creative Writing (2020), a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities (1987), and several Pushcart Prize nominations. Her opinion writing has been featured in The Washington Post, CNN Digital (forthcoming), and AmericaBlog.com. She holds an M.F.A. from the Warren Wilson MFA Program, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. She is currently working on a poetry manuscript and a memoir.
Jeneva volunteers for several health care and disability rights groups. She is the blog manager for Little Lobbyists, a family-led organization advocating for health care of children with complex medical needs and disabilities; the Maryland Community Engagement Liaison for the Rare Action Network (RAN), an arm of the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), and a volunteer with the Montgomery County Maryland Workgroup on Developmental Disabilities. She and her son Rob have delivered remarks at U.S. Senate press conferences, at health care rallies, and have testified before the Maryland General Assembly.