Jessica Stump

Bio for 2024

Jessica Stump, an Eastern Kentucky native, grew up amid the lore of the Appalachian Mountains. She is a senior editor and writer at Appalachian State University in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, where she lives with her husband, writer Matthew Hatfield, and their goofball tabby, Gus. She holds an MFA in creative writing, and among her most favorite things are Halloween and the em dash.

Reason for signing up:

2023 was my first year as a LexPoMo participant, and the experience reminded me that my poetic talents and voice aren't as far removed as I once thought. I joined this year's challenge to tap into the inspiration the event brings and to connect with other KY poets.

Poems Submitted This Year:

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