Jen Fitzgerald is a poet, essayist, and native New Yorker who earned her MFA in poetry at Lesley University. She is the host of New Books in Poetry, a member of the New York Writers Workshop, and was a 2014 Breadloaf Conference participant. Her first collection of poetry is forthcoming with Noemi Press in Summer 2016. Her work has been featured on/in PBS Newshour, Harriet, Tin House, PEN Anthology, among others. She is now in the D.C. area and at work on her memoir.