Jacques J. Rancourt was raised in rural Maine. He is the author of Brocken Spectre(forthcoming from Alice James Books in 2021), Novena (winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd prize, Pleiades Press, 2017), and the chapbook, In the Time of PrEP(Beloit Poetry Journal, 2018).
His poems have appeared in the Boston Review,Georgia Review, Kenyon Review, Missouri Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review,and Best New Poets, among others.
He has held poetry fellowships and scholarships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Sewanee Writers' Conference, and Stanford University where he was a Wallace Stegner Fellow.
He currently lives in San Francisco where he works as a middle school principal.