Jessica de Koninck‘s poems have appeared in numerous journals, including The Jewish Women’s Literary Annual, Bridges, River King Literary Supplement, the Edison Literary Review, and others. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Jessica is a graduate of Brandeis University and Boston University School of Law. She recently lost her beloved husband, Paul, to kidney cancer. Their daughter graduated from Brandeis University this year, where their son also attends as a freshman. In addition to writing poetry, Jessica is the Director of Legislative Services for the New Jersey Department of Education.