Jessica Temple

Poet

Huntsville, AL

Author's Bio

Jessica Temple earned her PhD in poetry from Georgia State University. She writes and voices shows for the syndicated poetry college radio program melodically challenged and teaches at Alabama A&M University. Her work is forthcoming or has recently appeared in Thema; Crab Orchard Review; Aesthetica; Blast Furnace; Canyon Voices; and Stone, River, Sky: An Anthology of Georgia Poems from Negative Capability Press, among others. Her chapbook, Seamless and Other Legends, is available from Finishing Line Press. Find out more at jessicatemple.com.

Publications & Prizes

Chapbook:
Seamless and Other Legends (Finishing Line Press, 2013)
Journals:
ASU Canyon Voices
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Birmingham Arts Journal
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Prizes won: 

- Alabama State Poetry Society 2017 Spring Contest, First Place, The David Kato Prize, for "Becoming Chaz"

- Alabama State Poetry Society 2017 Spring Contest, Second Place, Sowing Seeds category, for "West Texas"

- Alabama State Poetry Society 2017 Spring Contest, First Place, The Poet’s Choice Award, for "People Arriving for a Funeral, Shady Grove, Alabama, 1956"

- Alabama State Poetry Society 2017 Spring Contest, Third Place, Poetry or Writing Poetry category, for "Sestina"

- Alabama State Poetry Society 2017 Spring Contest, First Place, Personal Hero category, for "Usain Bolt Runs as Guide for Terezinha Guilhermina, Blind Paralympic Champion"

- The Brittingham & Felix Pollak Prizes in Poetry from University of Wisconsin-Madison, Semi-Finalist for Daughters of Bone, 2016

- League of Minnesota Poets 32th Annual Contest, 1st Place, John & Helen Pappas Memorial Award for "Americana, Brazil," 2016

- League of Minnesota Poets 32th Annual Contest, 3rd Honorable Mention, Lost in Translation Award for "Dépaysement," 2016

- Alabama State Poetry Society 2016 Fall Contest, 2nd Honorable Mention, The Poets' Choice Award for "Ghosts Floated Through My Childhood"

- Crab Creek Review Poetry Contest, Finalist for "In Color," 2016

- The Poet's Billow Atlantis Award, Semi-Finalist, 2015

- Agnes Scott Writers' Festival Contest, Finalist, 2015

- Aesthetica Creative Writing Award, Finalist, 2015

- Loose Change 2013 Poetry Contest, First Place for "Littoral, Thalassic, Pelagic"

- Cotton District Arts Festival, Interactive Poetry Winner, 2011

- Cotton District Arts Festival, Poetry Slam Winner for "Septic Shock," 2011

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
White
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Athens, AL
Alabama
Raised in: 
AL
Alabama
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Last update: Sep 21, 2017