This is my longer bio. Makes me feel like maybe I have done something since I quit working and became a house slave :)
Jessie Carty’s writing has appeared in publications such as The Main Street Rag, Iodine Poetry Journal and The Houston Literary Review. Her first chapbook At the A & P Meridiem was released by Pudding House Publications in 2009. Her first print and e-chapbook The Wait of Atom was released by Folded Word Press in November 2009. Her first full length collection Paper House was released by Folded Word in March 2010. Jessie has been a finalist in several poetry and chapbook contests. Her work has also been twice nominated for the Best of the Net Award. She most notably placed third in the St. Louis Poetry Center’s 2008 contest, resulting in her poem "Sex Education" being published in MARGIE. Jessie works as a freelance editor, writer, and writing coach/teacher with courses such as "Networking FTW" and "Is it Over? Finding Poetic Closure" that she has most recently taught. She founded Shape of a Box, YouTube’s first literary magazine and is currently the editor of Referential Magazine. Jessie received her MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. She is a member of AWP, Charlotte Writer’s Club, NCWN, NC Poetry Society and will serve on the board for the Poetry Council of NC. You can find her around the web but most often at her blog http://jessiecarty.com.