Jessica Faust is coeditor and poetry editor of The Southern Review. Born and raised in southeast Louisiana, she studied in Wales and London before receiving her B.S. in English education, M.F.A. in creative writing (poetry), and Ph.D. in English (literature) from Louisiana State University. After teaching for many years, she joined The Southern Review as assistant editor in 2004. In 2011 she became the journal’s poetry editor.