Jessica Lamb is our Writer-in-Residence at Cleveland High School.

Winner of a Hopwood Award from the University of Michigan, Jessica Lamb’s poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Poetry, The Southern Review, and Willow Springs. Raised in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, she received a Master’s degree in Italian literature from Stanford University before settling in Portland, where she has taught writing for many years through the Northwest Writing Institute, Portland Community College, and Literary Arts’ Writers in the Schools program. Her first book, Last Apples of Late Empires, will be released in Spring 2009; the publisher, Airlie Press, is a new Northwest poetry publishing collective of which she is a founding member.