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Jess Smith

    writer - editor - educator

Selected Poems

Two Poems at Sweet Literary Magazine
May 2023

"Training" at Verse Daily (originally in The Cincinnati Review)

September 2022

"Valentine" at Hayden's Ferry Review

April 2022

Two Poems at The Shore

March 2022

"Scold's Bridle" at Verse Daily (originally in Salt Hill)

May 2021

"Luster" at Verse Daily (originally in Southern Indiana Review)

June 2020

"Dark Hollow Falls" at Hoxie Gorge Review

August 2020

"Fire Breathing" at Rappahannock Review

January 2020

"Gather" at Southern Indiana Review

Fall 2019

"Two Truths & A Lie" at The Shallow Ends

December 2018

"Summons" at Four Way Review

April 2018

April 2018

"Lady Smith" at 32 Poems

January 2018

"Path of Totality" at Cincinnati Review miCRo

October 2017

"Encore" at Juked

July 2017

Three Poems at Heavy Feather Review

Summer 2017, #NotMyPresident Issue

Three Poems at Waxwing Literary Journal

October 2016

Selected Prose & Criticism

"#JennyToo" at Avidly

October 2017

"Repeat" at Front Porch Journal

March 2017

January 2017

"Various Kinds of Torment" at The Best American Poetry Blog

January 2015

"Enough" at The Best American Poetry Blog

December 2014


Originally from Georgia, Jess Smith is currently an Assistant Professor of Practice at Texas Tech University. Her poetry, essays, and criticism can be found in Prairie Schooner, Waxwing, 32 Poems, The Rumpus, and other journals. She received her MFA from The New School and is the recipient of support from the Sewanee Writers' Conference and the Vermont Studio Center.

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