Misty Kiwak Jacobs
I am a Pushcart Prize nominated essayist and graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, purveyor of aggressive Russian hospitality, devotee of thank you notes, silence and dogs and very slow reader of books. Snipped to bits by a narcissistic mother, patched back together by a beneficent father, I record lucid observations and apply a little faulty reasoning.
My work has appeared in The Sarah Lawrence Review, Red Rock Review, When One Door Closes, Thought Catalog, The Arizona Literary Magazine and Minerva Rising. My poem “Presence” placed 3rd in the 2002 Tucson Poetry Festival Statewide Contest judged by Pulitzer Prize winner, Gary Snyder. My essay, “Please Eat the Lunch When I’m Dead” was given the Editor’s Best Pick Discover Award for excellent writing on WordPress.
I am currently seeking representation for my memoir of a broken girl’s search for self-determination spanning Arizona, New York, Russia and a contemplative convent in the South Bronx.
Yale Divinity School has graciously allowed me to be a Master of Divinity candidate for the foreseeable future.