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Jess Silfa is a writer and poet from the South Bronx. They graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology are currently an MFA student at Vanderbilt University. Jess has received a Displaced Artist Fellowship from Vermont Studio Center, a grant from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, is a Mae Fellow, and currently serves as President of the Disabled and D/deaf Writers Caucus. They are working on their first novel and are repped by Annie DeWitt at The Shipman Agency

Follow Jess on Twitter @jesilfa.