Jess Silfa is from the South Bronx. They graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and live in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Jess is currently working on their first novel about a tight-knit immigrant community as well as their first chapbook, titled “This Body of Mine” about forced sterilization. They have received a Displaced Artist Fellowship from VSC and serve on AWP’s Accessibility Committee as well as serve as Secretary for the Disabled and D/deaf Writers Caucus.

Follow Jess on Twitter @jesilfa.

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