Jess Silfa is a writer and poet from the South Bronx. They graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and now live in Tampa Bay, Florida. Jess is currently working on their first novel about a tight-knit immigrant community and a chapbook of poems about the coerced sterilization of Puerto Rican women.

Jess has received a Displaced Artist Fellowship from Vermont Studio Center and currently serves as President of the Disabled and D/deaf Writers Caucus. They are also a member of AWP's Ad-Hoc Committee on Accessibility.

Follow Jess on Twitter @jesilfa.