Jessica Smith

Teacher, Writer, and librarian in Birmingham, Alabama

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Jessica Smith is a teacher, librarian and poet. Her interests include book arts, small press publishing and acquisitions, philosophy and contemporary experimental poetry. Smith earned her B.A. and M.A. in Comparative Literature and M.L.S. at SUNY Buffalo and is working towards an MFA in Poetry at Miami University. She has taught a range of courses including Composition, German, Poetry, and literature survey classes (World Lit, Feminist Lit, Wilderness Lit, Experimental Lit) in grades k-12 and college. She has archived for the University at Buffalo Poetry Collection, the Mandeville Special Collections Library, and Internet Archive. Jessica Smith's poetry includes Organic Furniture Cellar, Life-List, and multiple chapbooks; she founded name and Foursquare magazines and Coven Press.

  • Education
    • University at Buffalo
    • University of Virginia
    • Miami University