Jeremy Jusek is the poet laureate of Parma, Ohio (’22-’23). He earned his MFA in Creative Writing from Arcadia University and chemistry/theatre degrees from Marietta College. He has authored more than a half-dozen plays and three poetry collections: We Grow Tomatoes in Tiny Towns (Unsolicited Press, 2019), The Less-Traveled Street (Maverick Duck Press, 2022), and The Details Will Be Gone Soon (ELJ Editions, 2023). He hosts the Ohio Poetry Association’s podcast Poetry Spotlight, has run the West Side Poetry Workshop he founded in 2015, and is president of the Flamingo Writers’ Guild. He also established a poetry and playwriting fellowship at Marietta College, which is in its third year. Jeremy teaches English and writing at Notre Dame College. To learn more, please visit