Jessica Hendry Nelson is the author of If Only You People Could Follow Directions (Counterpoint Press, February 2014), which was selected as a best debut book by the Indies Introduce New Voices program, the Indies Next List by the American Booksellers’ Association, and named a Best Book of 2014 by Kirkus Review.

Her work has appeared in The Threepenny ReviewThe Carolina QuarterlyColumbia JournalCrab Orchard ReviewPANKThe RumpusDrunken Boat and elsewhere, and named a ‘Notable’ listing in Best American Essays 2012. She teaches writing at Burlington College, Champlain College, and the low-residency MFA program at the University of Nebraska in Omaha. She serves as the Managing & Nonfiction editor of Green Mountains Review.