Practicing Disaster

Practicing Disaster

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Jessie Carty's is the author of seven poetry collections. In March of 2010, Folded Word released her first full-length collection Paper House, which won the 2010 NCPA. It was also nominated for a SIBA award. Jessie’s chapbook An Amateur Marriage was a finalist for the 2011 Robert Watson Poetry Award. Her poem “Perhaps He Scrapbooks” won 1st Place in the 2013 Kakalak Poetry Contest.

Jessie works as a freelance editor, writer, and writing coach/teacher. She has also taught writing and literature courses as an adjunct and full-time faculty at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and UNC-Charlotte. Jessie founded the literary magazine Shape of a Box, YouTube's first literary magazine, as well the online journal Referential Magazine which is still in production. She received her MFA from Queens University of Charlotte.

You can find Jessie around the web, but most often she is blogging at http://jessiecarty.wordpress.com where she keeps additional detailed lists of all her publications and appearances.

Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books/Aldrich Press (April 21, 2014)