Jessie Carty’s writing has appeared in publications such as MARGIE, decomP and Connotation Press. She is the author of five poetry collections which include the upcoming chapbook An Amateur Marriage (Finishing Line, 2012) and the award winning full length poetry collection,Paper House (Folded Word 2010). Jessie is an adjunct instructor in the First-Year Writing Program at UNC-Charlotte. She is the founding editor of Referential Magazine. She can be found often around the web, and is in the process of transferring her blog to Tumblr.