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Ms. Jamey Temple

Associate Professor
Bennett Building, RM 030


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


Jamey Temple teaches writing courses at University of the Cumberlands.  Her prose and poetry have appeared in numerous publications, including Rattle, Literary Mama, Kentucky Monthly, Still: The Journal, Kudzu, and others. Her prose chapbook While Taking This Medication was a finalist for Newfound Journal’s 2015 Prose Prize, and her short story “Keeping House” was nominated for Best of the Net.  Since adopting her first two children from South Korea in 2008 and 2010, her work’s focus has been on family, motherhood, and the complexities of adoption. 


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

Temple, J. (2018). Directives. Pikeville Review. Spring 2018.

Temple, J. (2018). Another Lecture. Pikeville Review. Spring 2018.

Temple, J. (2017). Train a child in the way she should go. Still: The Journal. Summer 2017.

Temple, J. (2016). Unsent letter to my son’s birthmother on his birthday. Literary Mama. May 2016.

Temple, J. (2016). Decoration Day: Clifty Baptist Church. Still: The Journal. Summer 2016

Temple, J. (2016). Milking. Kudzu. Spring 2016.

Temple, J. (2016). Train a child in the way he should go. Kudzu. Spring 2016.

Temple, J. (2016). Departure. All We Can Hold: Online. April 2016.

Temple, J. (2016). Damaged Goods. Snapdragon: A Journal of Art and Healing. March 2016.

FACULTY EXPERTISE: Creative Writing, Developmental Writing