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 Mandeville Special Collections Library, and Internet Archive (for New York Public Library). Although she has taught in both public and private 4k-12 and college, she currently teaches English Composition at the University of Cincinnati at Clermont and 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. She founded name and Foursquare magazines and Coven Press and curated the Indian Springs School Visiting Writers Series and the Treehouse Reading Series. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, 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, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2021
Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Humanities: Culture & Aesthetics, Brock University, in progress
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