Jayne Guertin is a human being, limited in time and space. She is also a  writer and photographer, as well as wife and mother, sister and daughter, and lollygagger.


She holds an MFA in creative writing and literature from the Bennington Writing Seminars, Bennington College, and writes about art, nature, domesticity, strange and mysterious moments, and terrible weaknesses.

Her work has appeared, among other places, in EcoRI, Literary Mama, Brain Teen  2016 Issue (Brain Child Magazine), Lamplighter Magazine (a New Jersey alternative music and art publication), the Los Angeles Review of Books,  PANK MagazineSmokeLong Quarterly,  The Tishman Review,  Yankee Magazine (where she is a contributing blogger), and the cover of Seeking It’s Own Level, an anthology of writings about water—including writings by Margaret Atwood, Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Bret Anthony Johnston, Jamie Quatro and many more. Her nonfiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and for a Sundress Publication’s Best of the Net Anthology.

Click here for select writing samples, etc.

A sampling of her visual work can be viewed under Photography, and on Instagram.

All literary and artistic work on BANKS OF NOON is of her own invention, unless otherwise noted, and is copyright protected under Creative Commons. Share (no remixing), if you wish, but please credit owner/source (Jayne Guertin / Banks of Noon) as required under the Creative Commons License. Click on the CC button below for more information on licensing/sharing.

Her previous work is archived at SUBURBAN SOLILOQUY, a moody mixed-genre blog of the mundane (amidst lots of music and monkey business—and a tad too much alliteration).