JACQUELINE DEE PARKER is an artist and a poet who was born in New York City and raised in New Haven, Connecticut. She holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA in creative writing / painting and drawing from Louisiana State University. Parker served as an instructor at Louisiana State University for nearly 30 years, teaching in the Department of English before joining the faculty of the School of Art. Prior to life in the Deep South, she lived and worked as a freelance graphic layout artist in New York City, Boston, and Detroit.  Parker's poems appear in literary journals and anthologies, including Atlanta Review, The Southern Review, Chelsea, and American Diaspora: Poetry of Exile, among others. Ann Connelly Fine Art (LA) and Devin Borden Gallery (TX) represent her work, and she is an artist member of the Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemorary Art. Parker is the recipient of a 2007 Artist Fellowship from the Louisiana State Division of the Arts and a 2021 Individual Artist Career Opportunity Grant from South Arts. She lives in Baton Rouge with her husband, cellist Dennis Parker.