Jessica Purdy is the author of STARLAND and Sleep in a Strange House, a finalist for the NH Literary Award for poetry. Murder in the House, a pamphlet of her poems on the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death was released by Buttonhook Press in 2022. She is the author of the chapbook Learning the Names. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. Her poems and flash fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in many journals including Litro, Gone Lawn, Mom Egg Review, Menacing Hedge, Lily Poetry Review, Ran Off with the Star Bassoon, The Night Heron Barks, and Radar. She was poetry editor for the anthology, Ten Piscataqua Writers 2022. Her chapbook The Adorable Knife: Poems Based on the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death will be published by Grey Book Press in 2023.