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Jamey Temple is a writer and professor who teaches developmental writing, composition, and creative writing courses at University of the Cumberlands. She is also the managing editor of UC's literary journal Pensworth. Her poetry and prose have been included in several publications such as Fourth Genre, River Teeth, Rattle, Appalachian Review, Kentucky Monthly, and Still: The Journal.  Her essay "What Can't Be Explained" was named finalist in Fourth Genre's 2022 Multimedia Essay Contest, and in 2016, she was named finalist for Newfound Journal’s Prose Prize. She is the recipient of an Artist Enrichment grant from Kentucky Foundation for Women. Her teaching awards include the Excellence in Teaching award and SGA Honored Female Professor award. 

MFA Creative Writing, Spalding University, 2007
BS Communication Arts, University of the Cumberlands, 2003

Temple, J. (2023). What Can't Be Explained. Fourth Genre. March 2023

Temple, J. (2023) Three micro essays: For a baby never born, Inheritance, and Flight Home: Korean Air. Hypertext Magazine. Spring 2023

Temple, J. (2022). Slow to Anger. Thimble Magazine. September 2022

Temple, J. (2022). We Didn't. Ocotillo Review. August 2022

Temple, J. (2022). No one can hear this, I say to make true. Bending Genres. April 2022

Temple, J. (2022). Uprooted. River Teeth. March 2022

Temple, J. (2020). Three poems: Holding a Trilobite Fossil, 2020 in Hindsight, and How to Make Loss Real. Appalachian Review. Winter 2020/21

Temple, J. (2020). “Her name was June. She was my grandmother. I lost her to the faceless, cruel coronavirus.” The Courier Journal. April 2020

Temple, J. (2019). Three Sijo. Rattle. March 2019

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