Jess Silfa is a writer and poet from the South Bronx. They have a B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University and an MFA from Vanderbilt University in Creative Writing (Fiction). They will begin a Ph.D. in Creative Writing at the University of Cincinnati in Fall 2023.
Jess has received a Displaced Artist Fellowship from Vermont Studio Center, a grant from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Mae Fellowship, and a Ricardo Salinas Scholarship for Aspen Summer Words. Jess 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.