JESSECA CORNELSON is an associate professor of English at Alabama State University where she teaches composition, literature, and creative writing. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in journals such as the Plot, Parody, Botticelli Magazine, and Platte Valley Review. She has twice been a writer-in-residence at the Platte Clove Preserve sponsored by the Catskill Center and is a 2015-16 recipient of a Fellowship in Literary Arts from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.