About Me

Jessica Temple grew up in Alabama. She holds a BA in English from the University of Alabama, where she minored in journalism, an MA in English with dual emphases in creative writing and TESOL from Mississippi State University, and a PhD in poetry from Georgia State University.

She currently teaches at Alabama A&M University and works for the syndicated poetry college radio show melodically challenged.

Besides creative writing, her scholarly interests include 20th Century American literature and Southern literature specifically.

Her work has recently appeared in Aesthetica; Blast Furnace; Canyon Voices; Stone, River, Sky: An Anthology of Georgia Poems from Negative Capability Press; Loose Change Magazine; and Over 35, Under Pressure anthology.

Her chapbook, Seamless and Other Legends, is available from Finishing Line Press.