Jessica Smith is a teacher, librarian, and writer. In addition to working as a high school and public librarian, she has archived for the University at Buffalo Poetry Collection, the University at Buffalo Poetics Program for the Mandeville Special Collections Library, and Internet Archive for New York Public Library. Although she has taught in both public and private 4k-12, she is currently a full-time Instructor of English at the University of Alabama and an Adjunct Instructor of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Smith's creative work includes poetry books Organic Furniture Cellar, Life-List, How to Know the Flowersand multiple chapbooks; her fourth full-length collection, The Daybooks, is forthcoming. In her free time, she enjoys walking in the woods, dabbling in visual arts, and playing video games with her son. 
B.A. summa cum laude, English and Comparative Literature, SUNY Buffalo, 2002
M.A., Comparative Literature, SUNY Buffalo, 2005 (thesis)
M.L.S., Information and Library Science, SUNY Buffalo, 2010
M.F.A., Creative Writing, Miami University, 2019 (thesis)
M.A.E., Secondary Education, English Language Arts, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2021
Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Humanities, Brock University, in progress
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