Melissa Dickson Jackson is a poet and feature writer. She writes for Thrive Magazine for the Coweta Chamber of Commerce, and Lifestyles Magazine. She has published two collections of poetry, Cameo (2011) and Sweet Aegis, Medusa Poems (2013). Her poems can be found in Bitter Southerner, Shenandoah, North American Review, Southern Humanities Review, Cumberland River Review, Southern Women's Review, Literary Mama, and Gravy from the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi. She served as the associate editor of Stone, River, Sky: An Anthology of Georgia Poems released by Negative Capability Press in 2015.  She loves kantha quilts, her Instant Pot, and sunny days on the coast. 

Education / Degrees

  • B.F.A., Fine Arts, Painting, Auburn University, 1992
  • M.F.A., Studio Arts, School of Visual Arts, 1995
  • M.F.A., Creative and Professional Writing, Converse College, 2012