Bio

J. Jobe [ she / her ] “The Rainbows Herself” is a vivacious exultant of color, sound, and movement. She celebrates alma maters Knox College and University of Central Arkansas. By day Jobe is the editorial Assistant for the CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas.

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, the Encyclopedia of Arkansas, Kansas City art magazine Review Inc., and lit mag Catch.

Jobe’s visual art has been featured in Demarkation: an Illustrated Narrative Exhibit, The Bookstore at Library Square, and Moore Art Supplies & More. Her voice can sometimes be heard on the RadioCALS podcast.

Jobe has taught regular writing workshops since 2014 through the Central Arkansas Library System, including several courses on the ever-popular Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way and the worldwide phenomenon that is Nanowrimo, also serving as her region’s Municipal Liaison. All of Jobe’s programs can be found under the CALS Writing Circle umbrella. (Click here to subscribe to the newsletter.) Pre-pandemic, Jobe also led a reading series at Guilllermo’s, the monthly Karen Hayes Prose and Poetry Night. Post-pandemic Jobe runs a quarterly reading series at Nexus.

Jobe is out as pansexual polyamorous and is living her best life in a rowdy house full of laughter, love, and light.

Last Updated October 27, 2022