Misty Kiwak Jacobs, MDiv
Winner of the Frederick Buechner Prize and Pushcart Prize nominated essayist, Misty is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College where she studied Russian and Writing. She earned her MDiv at Yale Divinity School. Misty is a 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, she records lucid observations and apply a little faulty reasoning.
Her work has appeared in The Sarah Lawrence Review, Red Rock Review, When One Door Closes, Thought Catalog, The Arizona Literary Magazine, Minerva Rising, the Yale Divinity School Letters Journal and Earth and Altar. Her poem “Presence” placed 3rd in the 2002 Tucson Poetry Festival Statewide Contest judged by Pulitzer Prize winner, Gary Snyder. In 2015, her essay, “Please Eat the Lunch When I’m Dead” was chosen among millions for the Editor’s Best Pick Discover Award for excellent writing on WordPress.
Currently she is pursuing an STM (Sacred Theology Master’s) in Homiletics and is a postulant for Holy Orders in the Episcopal Church.