J. Jobe “The Rainbows Herself” [she/her/hers] is a vivacious exultant of color, sound, and movement. She runs the Karen Hayes Poetry and Prose Monthly Reading Series at Guillermo’s  and celebrates alma maters Knox College and the University of Central Arkansas. Jobe has taught regular creative writing workshops since 2014 through the Central Arkansas Library System.

Jobe’s words have appeared in Arkansas LGBTQ+ publication The READ, the Arkansas Review as a reviewer, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette as an opinionated letter-writer, the Toad Suck Review as an interviewer and reviewer, Kansas City art magazine Review Inc., and lit mag Catch. Jobe has written entries for the Encyclopedia of Arkansas on the topics of Laurell K. Hamilton, John Hornor Jacobs, John R. Jobe, the Central High School Neighborhood Historic District, and Arkansan Pulitzer Prize recipients and nominees

Jobe’s visual art has been featured in Demarkation: Illustrated Narrative Exhibit, the Bookstore at Library Square, and Moore Art Supplies & More. Her voice can sometimes be heard on the RadioCALS podcast. Jobe is “out” as pansexual polyamorous and lives in a rowdy house full of laughter, love, and light.


Last Updated March 11, 2020