Jessica Smith is a teacher, librarian and writer. She earned her B.A. and M.A. in Comparative Literature and M.L.S. at SUNY Buffalo and is working towards an MFA in Creative Writing at Miami University. She has taught for 11 years, including English Composition, German, Poetry, and literature survey classes (World Literature, Feminist Literature, Wilderness Literature, Experimental Literature) in grades 4k-12 and college. In addition to working as a high school and public librarian, she has archived for the University at Buffalo Poetry Collection, the Mandeville Special Collections Library, and Internet Archive (for New York Public Library). Jessica Smith's poetry includes books Organic Furniture Cellar, Life-List, How to Know the Flowers, and multiple chapbooks; she founded name and Foursquare magazines and Coven Press. She currently teaches at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) .
B.A. summa cum laude, English and Comparative Literature, SUNY Buffalo, 2002
M.A., Comparative Literature, SUNY Buffalo, 2005 (thesis)​​​​​​​
M.L.S. (Library Science), SUNY Buffalo, 2010
M.F.A., Creative Writing, Miami University, expected 2019

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