© 2018 by JOCELYN SEARS // jocelyn.a.sears@gmail.com



is a poet, culture writer, researcher, editor, and academic from the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her BA from Stanford, graduating with honors in English Literature and a minor in Feminist and Queer Studies. She completed her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Virginia, where she held a Poe-Faulkner Fellowship. Jocelyn has worked as a freelance copywriter for online-shopping platforms and as a historical and cultural researcher for publications and podcasts. She spent two years as a staff researcher for the magazine mental_floss. Beginning in the fall of 2018, she will be a doctoral student in the English Department at Harvard University, focusing on 20th- and 21st-century literature,

textual studies, and gender and sexuality.


Her poetry has appeared in PANK, ApogeeBOAAT, Southern Indiana ReviewHawaii Pacific Review, and other journals. One time two million people read a satirical blog post she wrote about how leggings are not pants. She now sometimes wears leggings as pants; life is full of unexpected turns.