Jacobstein’s poems have appeared in the Gettysburg Review, Parnassus, Poetry Daily, Shenandoah, the Threepenny Review, TriQuarterly, Witness and elsewhere. Robert Hass selected him as a runner-up for the Iowa Review‘s 2005 Poetry Award, and his published work from Indiana Review was included in the textbook LITERATURE: Reading Fiction, Poetry & Drama. He has won the James Wright Prize from Mid-American Review and the Reader’s Choice and Glenna Luschei Awards from Prairie Schooner. His first book, Ripe, won the Felix Pollak Prize, selected by Edward Hirsch, and was published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2002. His second book, A Form of Optimism, won the Samuel French Morse Prize, selected by Lucia Perillo, and was published by University Press of New England in 2006.