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Jessica Laser grew up in Chicago. She is the author of Sergei Kuzmich from All Sides (Letter Machine Editions, 2019) and two chapbooks. Her poems have appeared in Boston Review, Hyperallergic, the Iowa Review, jubilat, Typo, and elsewhere. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she has taught at Brown University, the University of Iowa, Manhattanville College, Parsons School of Design, and SUNY Purchase. She is pursuing a doctorate in English literature at the University of California in Berkeley, where she lives.