Jeremy Ray Jewell
Jeremy Ray Jewell is a poet, critic, and storyteller. He hails from Jacksonville, Florida.
His work focuses extensively on history, folklore, culture, politics, philosophy, and religion. He writes with particular interest in the US South, the broader United States, and the Americas, as well as the intersection of subjectivity and solidarity.
His writing has been featured in a range of publications, from North Carolina's Scalawag magazine and Heron Clan VI, to the University of North Florida's Poetry Fix. He is a frequent contributor to Boston's Arts Fuse magazine, writing on a variety of subjects from theology to music. He also sometimes maintains a blog entitled That's Not Southern Gothic.
He holds an MA in History of Ideas from Birkbeck College, University of London, and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Photo (left): Reverend Rufus Hickey Jewell, pastor of the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church of Etowah, McMinn County, Tennessee. Photo from a revival, late 1800s, Dayton, TN.
"But I woke from
my idol was clay"