Jessica Roeder (MFA, University of Florida) is a writer and instructor. Jessica’s stories, poems, and essays have appeared in journals including The Threepenny Review, Third Coast, Narrative, American Poetry Review, and Alaska Quarterly. She has received a Pushcart Prize, a fellowship at Writers at Work, and a Loft-McKnight Award in Creative Prose. Jessica brings knowledge in crafting poems and essays to the classroom. Students enjoy Jessica’s involvement in student discussions, knowledge and effective feedback on class assignments.