Jacob Meadows is a poet, researcher, and author of the collection of poetry, SHADES. In writing, Jacob tries not to trap himself into any one box; his poetry is autobiographical, his novel is dystopic, speculative fiction, and he wants to create a canon of literature that reaches from genre to genre. Jay is also a scholar and works as a founding editor with the online literary magazine, The AutoEthnographer. Jacob wants to create a world for readers to live in, through poetry, through prose, and through all means of storytelling.
A trained dancer and educator, Jacob has spent the last four years honing the craft of writing poetry and prose, finding his voice, and advocating for the LGBTQ+ community. He has both an MA in Creative Writing and an MA in English from Southern New Hampshire University where he studied postcolonial, feminist, and queer theories as well as autoethnography.
Jacob’s Master’s thesis, “My Name is Offred,” is an autoethnographic comparison of his life to Offred’s in The Handmaid’s Tale. You can find his column, “Jay and June: A Walk in Gilead,” where he compares his life and his struggle to reclaim identity with the struggles of June’s fight within the Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s most famous novel. He will also be presenting his paper at multiple conferences in 2022.
Jacob spends his free time reading and dancing, his first two loves. He is trained in ballet, contemporary, and lyrical dance and he teaches at a local high school. His goals outside of writing include teaching color guard, becoming a college English professor, and obtaining his Ph.D. in English.
You can follow him on Instagram and Facebook @ReadJacobMeadows and on Twitter @readJMeadows. You can find him online at his website, readjacobmeadows.com.