Bio for 2024

Lucy Jayes is an essayist and poet residing in the horse capital of the world. She received her MFA from the University of Kentucky where she won the Betsy Owen Combs Recruitment Scholarship in 2021 and the MFA Award in Creative Nonfiction in 2022.
In 2023, she won Fourth Genre’s Multimedia Essay contest for her essay exploring her choices in relationships in the form of a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure game. Her poem “Preparing for Hibernation” was selected as a winner for the 2024 Kentucky Monthly Penned contest.
Lucy was awarded a residency from Foundation House in Greenwich, Connecticut, in 2024 to work on her memoir about her experiences with domestic violence. Her work has also been published in Sad Goose Co-Operative, Vast Chasm, Deep Overstock, Bombfire, and The Big Windows Review. She serves as a board member for the Kentucky State Poetry Society.

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