Jessica Kinnison's work has appeared in Columbia Journal, Phoebe, and The Southern Humanities Review, among other publications. A 2018 Kenyon Review Peter Taylor Fellow, her work has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and placed in multiple contests. In April 2020, she was listed among eight New Orleans poets to watch in Poets & Writers. A Mississippi native, she is co-founder of the New Orleans Writers Workshop in New Orleans where she lives with her partner, the musician Chip Wilson, in a one-hundred-year-old bakery. She is currently at work on a novel entitled Jubilee and a poetry collection called Ways to Die in Mississippi.