Jessica Freeman has work published in Mississippi Review, The McNeese Review, Third Coast, Foothill Journal, UCity Review, Tinderbox, and others. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and has received an Honorable Mention from the Academy of American Poets. She is a former winner of the Joanne Hirschfield Memorial Poetry Prize, and a Slattery Arts Award. Currently she teaches poetry at The Women’s Center in Carbondale, IL. and English at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where she is an MFA candidate.