Jessamyn Smyth's poetry and prose have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Taos Review, Red Rock Review, American Letters and Commentary, Nth Position, Life & Legends, Wingbeats: Exercises and Practices in Poetry, and many other journals and anthologies.


Her books The Inugami Mochi (interconnected short stories, 2016) and Gilgamesh Wilderness (hybrid, 2021) are from Saddle Road Press. Kitsune (poems, 2013) is available in the New Women’s Voices Series at Finishing Line. Koan Garden (fiction, 2006) and Skaha (memoir, 2021) are available on her website: jessamynsmyth.net.


Jessamyn was the founding Editor in Chief of Tupelo Quarterly, and Founder/Director of the Quest Writer's Conference.



Jessamyn Smyth

The Inugami Mochi

Gilgamesh Wilderness