Author Archives: Jessica Roeder

Jessica Roeder

Jessica Roeder was born in Chicago and currently lives in Duluth, Minnesota, where she teaches writing online and dances in person. Her work has appeared in The Threepenny Review, Third Coast, Quarterly West, Valparaiso Fiction Review, Narrative, Alaska Quarterly Review, Southwest Review, Denver Quarterly, Chattahoochee Review, Mid-American Review, The American Poetry Review and elsewhere. She was a 2011 McKnight Artist Fellow and has received a Pushcart Prize, a fiction fellowship at Writers at Work, and a Loft-McKnight Award.



We live in the forest because the trees are gone. All of our shade comes from elsewhere, and it cannot stay.

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Every night, she waited for Krishna as all milkmaids wait for spiritually blue-skinned men. She met him and waited and met him again.

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