Illinois State Library

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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jason Sturner  

Pen Name: Jason E. Schlismann and jason e

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction Poetry

Born: in Harvey, Illinois



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.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

ISBN: 1929612583

Adams Press. 2004

First book of poetry by Illinois poet Jason Sturner, who at the time of publication went under the pen name jason e. Kairos is a thoughtful collection of experiences had and things observed.

10 Love Poems

. 2008

10 LOVE POEMS is a collection of Sturner's most romantic poetry, praised by readers for its honesty, emotional depth, and strong use of imagery. In addition to being gathered in book form, these poems have appeared in anthologies, webzines, and a variety of periodicals.

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): Honorable mention, poetry

5th Annual Skyway Writers Festival (2000): First place, poetry

Wilda Morris's Poetry Challenge: First place, December 2009