Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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. In addition to teaching Composition and German literature, she worked as a freelance archivist for the Poetry Collection and Charles Bernstein's correspondence for the Mandeville Special Collections Library; she also archived materials for NYPL through Internet Archive. Jessica Smith's poetry includes Organic Furniture Cellar, Life-List, and multiple chapbooks; she founded name and Foursquare magazines  and Coven Press.