Jane Ellen Glasserís poetry has appeared in numerous journals, such as The Hudson Review, The Southern Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Georgia Review, Haydenís Ferry Review and Poetry Northwest. In the past she reviewed poetry books for the Virginian-Pilot, edited poetry for the Ghent Quarterly, and co-founded the nonprofit arts organization New Virginia Review. Her poetry has garnered numerous awards. A first collection of her poetry, Naming the Darkness, with an introduction by Pulitzer-Prize-winning poet W.D. Snodgrass, was issued by Road Publishers in 1991. Glasser won the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry 2005, and her award-winning book, Light Persists, was published by Tampa University Press.