Jessica L. Walsh was born in Ludington, Michigan. She received her BA from Kalamazoo College and her PhD in literature at the University of Iowa. She teaches at Harper College. Her poems have appeared in Ninth Letter, In Posse, Crab Creek Review, The Catalonian Review, Red River Review, and many other journals. She was a featured poetry blogger at the Tupelo Press 30/30 Project in 2014. Her poetry has been nominated by editors for the Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets, and she placed second in the 2014 Illinois Emerging Writers Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Competition. She is the author of two chapbooks, The Division of Standards and Knocked Around.
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