Jessica Q. Stark is currently a PhD Candidate at Duke University in the English Department and pursuing graduate certificates in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies as well as Duke’s Certificate in College Teaching. She has taught several undergraduate courses at Duke University and Saint Louis University, from modern poetry to popular culture and creative writing.
Her creative work has most recently appeared in Potluck, f(r)iction, and Glass Poetry Journal. Her first poetry manuscript, The Liminal Parade, was selected by Dorothea Lasky for the Double Take Grand Prize in 2016 and was published in Heavy Feather Review, Volume 5. She is the author of three chapbooks including the micro-chapbook, Vasilisa the Wise, that is forthcoming with Ethel zine press. Her first full-length poetry collection, Savage Pageant, is forthcoming with Birds LLC.
She has published scholarly articles on poetry and/or comics studies in American Literature, Studies in Literature in English, and with the University of Mississippi Press. She is currently working on her first scholarly book project on avant-garde poets’ use of comics, cartoon, and pictorial media in twentieth-century American poetry. She is developing a digital mapping archive, titled Prattle, of correspondence between poets from the latter 20th century.