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Education

  • M.F.A., Seattle Pacific University (2014)
  • M.A., Baylor University (2004)
  • B.A., Louisiana College (2002)

Academic Programs

  • BA English
  • BA English Education

Assistant Professor of English

Biography

Along with teaching the craft of writing creatively, Jill is also a working poet and essayist who regularly publishes poetry and prose for both secular and faith-friendly journals.  Her work has recently placed in finalist categories for such contests as the McCabe Poetry Prize, the Orison Anthology, and Tupelo Quarterly Prizes.  Jill is also the founder and overseer of Louisiana College’s Café Night, a monthly venue designed to gather students, faculty, and staff together to share original writing in a community atmosphere.  Her conviction that the intersection between art and faith makes a space for both the imagination and the Christ-centered belief to thrive and deepen in relationship to one another informs her writing and teaching both in and out of the classroom. In 2016, she was awarded the endowment for the McCormick-Huie Professorship in English/Journalism at Louisiana College. Outside of class, Jill enjoys spending time with her daughter and traveling.

Courses Taught

  • English Composition I and II
  • Survey of British Literature
  • Modern Poetry
  • 20th Century British Literature
  • Special Studies: C.S. Lewis
  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Advanced Poetry
  • Advanced Fiction
  • Advanced Creative Non-Fiction

Publications

Jill has published poetry and prose in journals such as the following:

  • The Missouri Review
  • Tupelo Quarterly
  • Poetry Daily
  • Ruminate Magazine
  • Relief Journal
  • Rock and Sling
  • The Fourth River
  • Windhover Journal
  • Big Muddy

Readers can also access her writing on topics that involve creativity, writing, and faith on Relief Journal’s blog where she is a regular contributor.

Writing Conferences

  • Tupelo Press Writing Conference (May 2015, Truchas, New Mexico)
  • The Windhover’s Writer’s Festival (February 2016, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor)           
  • Festival of Faith and Writing (April 2016,  Grand Rapids, Michigan)

Research Interest 

Jill Reid specializes in modern American and British poetry as well as creative writing, focusing particularly on the relationship between art and faith.