Jessica Jacobs is the author of Take Me with You, Wherever You’re Going, just out from Four Way Books this March. Her debut collection, Pelvis with Distance, won the New Mexico Book Award in Poetry, was an Over the Rainbow selection by the American Library Association, and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary and Julie Suk Awards.
Her chapbook In Whatever Light Left to Us was published by Sibling Rivalry Press.
Jacobs holds an M.F.A. from Purdue University, where she served as the Editor-in-Chief of Sycamore Review, and a B.A. from Smith College. Her poetry, essays, and fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in publications including Orion, New England Review, The Missouri Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Guernica. An avid long-distance runner, Jessica has worked as a rock climbing instructor, bartender, and professor, and is now the Associate Editor of the Beloit Poetry Journal. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her wife, the poet Nickole Brown.