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Jenna Kelley

Jenna Kelley graduated from Florida State University in 2018 with an English degree, and her work as an on-air reporter at WJBF in Augusta, Georgia, recently earned her a 2020 GABBY for Best Online Produced Story..

John Wang

Now a professor of English at Montgomery College in Maryland, John Wang talks about the inspiration behind starting 'Juked' 20-plus years ago. in addition to how he handles writing, teaching, and family responsibilities.

Emma Moody

Moody graduated in Spring 2020 with dual majors in English-EWM and media communication studies. She is currently enrolled in FSU's Integrated Marketing Communications Program.

Diamond Forde

Forde won the 2020 Furious Flower Poetry Prize for a trio of poems that focused on Black women in the Bible, work that encouraged her to study her own maternal lineage. She continues to study and learn how far she can go with her writing.

eleanor boudreau

​The University of Pittsburgh Press selected her book from a pool of 639 manuscripts. Boudreau's committee chair Professor James Kimbrell says, "she takes her poetry very seriously and has the results to show for it.”

alexa doran

Doran, a doctoral candidate in English-Creative Writing, shared the initial news of winning the May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize with her 4-year-old son, Dante. In addition to the joy of sharing that moment with him, her manuscript is now scheduled for publication in 2021.