Jessica G. de Koninck’s full-length collection of poems, Cutting Room, is forthcoming from Terrapin Books. She is also the author of one chapbook, Repairs, Finishing Line Press. A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Jessica has been a finalist for the Dobler, the Raynes and the Ledge poetry prizes. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including the Valparaiso Literary Review, Poetrymagazine, LiteraryMama, Apple Valley Review and the Widows’ Handbook. Her B.A. is from Brandeis. Her M.F.A. is from Stonecoast. She is a grandma, a former lawyer, and an incurable community volunteer.