Biography

Jo Scott-Coe’s memoir in essays, Teacher at Point Blank, was published in 2010 by Aunt Lute Books. Ms. Magazine selected the book as a “Great Read.”

Meanwhile, you can find her work in publications such as Tahoma Literary Review, American Studies Journal, Talking Writing, Catapult, The Nervous Breakdown, Salon, Fourth Genre, River Teeth, Ruminate, Ninth Letter, So to Speak, and The Los Angeles Times. Her interviews with journalist Richard Rodriguez and novelist/poet/essayist Margaret Atwood appear in Narrative, and her interviews with poets Donna Hilbert and Chiwan Choi appear in The Chiron Review.

Scott-Coe works as an associate professor of English composition, literature, and creative writing at Riverside City College in southern California. She is also an independent researcher on themes of gender, sexuality, and violence–in education and elsewhere. Her writing about an 8-year legal case of student-on-teacher sexual bullying and harassment appears in (Re)Interpretations: The Shapes of Justice in Women’s Experience (Cambridge Scholars Press). She has research related to new primary documents related to the UT Austin shooting forthcoming in Pacific Coast Philology and the anthology, Wives: Roles, Representations, Identities, Work (Demeter Press).

In 2009, Scott-Coe received a Pushcart Special Mention in nonfiction, and her work received Notable listings in Best American Essays  2009 and 2010.

Her new book, MASS: A Sniper, a Father, and a Priest, is forthcoming soon. Stay tuned for updates.

 

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