Jeff Vande Zande

February 11, 2005

Jeff Vande Zande
Jeff Vande Zande has published three chapbooks of poetry: Transient; Last Name First, First Name Last; and Tornado Warning. He has also published a chapbook of short stories entitled The Bridge, as well as a full-length collection, Emergency Stopping and Other Stories. His poetry and short stories have appeared in over fifty small press magazines and journals, including College English, Passages North, Controlled Burn, The MacGuffin, and Fugue. Two of his poems were nominated for the 1999 Pushcart Prize, and poet Jim Daniels nominated his work for a 2003 Pushcart. In 2005, he completed a novel manuscript entitled All the Difference, and over the summer of 2004 he completed a novella entitled Threatened Species. He is seeking publishers for both works.
Jeff Vande Zande lives with his wife, son, and daughter in Bay City, Michigan, where he teaches at Delta College.

"Emergency Stopping & Other Stories is a complex, deeply moving collection. Vande Zande's powers of observation and empathy, his eye for the revealing detail, the feeling of raw authenticity his dialogue creates, all make this a memorable collection that should be read, and reread."
--Jim Daniels

For more information on Jeff Vande Zande, please visit his website:

To view Special Collections' holdings of Vande Zande's work, please click here.

To hear Vande Zande read from his own work, please visit the Vincent Voice Library, here.

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