Jessica Kidd

Jessica Kidd

Associate Professor
Associate Director, First-Year Writing Program


  • MFA, Creative Writing, The University of Alabama


Jessica Kidd is the Associate Director of the First-year Writing Program and a Clinical/Lecture-Track Associate Professor in the Department of English.

She is a lifelong Alabamian with an academic background in geology and creative writing. Her book Bad Jamie was published in fall 2020 by Anhinga Press. Her poetry has also appeared in The Paris Review, Goblin Fruit, Atticus Review, Waccamaw, and other journals. Her fiction has been published in Phantom Drift and Blue Earth Review, and is forthcoming in Puerto del Sol. Jessica is interested in speculative literature and her current work focuses on an intersection of Southern environment, family folklore, and the fantastic.