Jessica Peterson is a book artist, letterpress printer, and teacher. She operates The Southern Letterpress out of Paper Machine, providing letterpress printing, design services, and workshops in printing and book arts. She has an MFA in Book Arts from the University of Alabama (2009, roll tide!) and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1998). Her artists’ books are collected in private and public libraries around the country. She lives in Gentilly with her son and partner.