Jessica Suzanne Stokes is a disabled poet/performer/educator/scholar pursuing her PhD at Michigan State University. She analyzes contemporary poetry to crip methods for writing and reading. Jessica writes about disability poetics in Jacket2‘s “Discordance” Series. She is co-founder of the HIVES Research Workshop. Her work has appeared in Wordgathering, The Mayo Review, Contemporary Objectives in Postgraduate American Studies, and the book We Are Not Your Metaphor: A Disability Poetry Anthology. Jessica has a purple wheelchair and too much red hair.