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Jessie Janeshek

Jessie Janeshek is the co-editor, with Jesse Graves, of the literary anthology Outscape: Writings on Fences and Frontiers (KWG Press, 2008). A West Virginia native, Jessie is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Tennessee and is currently at work on her creative dissertation, a book-length manuscript of experimental poetry with an accompanying critical preface. She holds an M.F.A. in poetry from Emerson College, Boston.

Her poetry appears in Washington Square, Passages North, EvaMag, Review Americana, Yemassee, and Caduceus and has been anthologized in the collections The Movable Nest: A Mother/Daughter Companion, Low Explosions: Writings on the Body, and Motif: Writing by Ear. She promotes her belief in the power of creative writing as community outreach by co-directing a variety of volunteer workshops in the Knoxville area. She is a freelance editor and also works as a writing instructor at UT.

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